listserv archives to web?
riddle at is.rice.edu
Mon Mar 25 16:23:53 EST 1996
> From web4lib at library.berkeley.edu Mon Mar 18 10:49:50 1996
> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 08:50:51 -0800
> From: Jian Liu <jiliu at nickel.ucs.indiana.edu>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <web4lib at library.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: listserv archives to web?
> Could somebody recommend a FREE program that can convert listserv
> archives to the web, so that the results can be browsed and
> searched? I'll summarize if there is enough interest.
Chris Adams replied with a suggestion of the program "hypermail",
and also mentioned a program called "MHonArc".
I recently had occasion to make the same decision and came up with
the following list of differences between the two programs:
Perl C or Common Lisp
Unix or DOS Unix
MH or Unix mailbox format Unix mailbox format
MIME support No MIME support
Neither one has built-in support for a search index (although both can
be used with other search indexes). Both permit incremental updates.
I ended up choosing MHonArc because of its MIME support. In many
environments one may be as good as the other.
-- Prentiss Riddle ("aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada") riddle at rice.edu
-- RiceInfo Administrator, Rice University / http://is.rice.edu/~riddle
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