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Fom-digests lookup - version 1.0e for Windows 95/98 or NT

  Fom-digests lookup is a free software program dedicated to "grep" the fom-digests mailing list.

Fom is an automated e-mail list for discussing Foundations Of Mathematics. It is a closed and moderated list (see Stephen G. Simpson : What is Foundations of Mathematics ? for further details).
Fom is also avalaible in digest format. This means that, instead of receiving each fom message as an individual e-mail, you will receive groups of messages clumpsed together. Fom archives are avalaible at
This program is an help to work with fom-digests groups of messages. It runs on Windows 95/98 or Windows NT.
No database is required. About Fom



1 - Unzip the installation kit and run the program file Setup.exe.
2 - Copy the fom-digest documents in a unique directory.

The fom-digest documents are plain ASCII files; they are saved from your browser using the Save as... menu and txt type.
The program check the fom-digest documents using a default pattern fom*.txt (you can modify it) and examine the documents alphabetically.
So it is a good idea to store the fom-digests with three digits as fom072.txt, fom101.txt, etc in order to examine them chronologically.


1 - Run the program . First running, you must choose the directory containing the fom-digest documents to examine and the pattern (default is fom*.txt).
2 - In the drop list box.: type or choose the string to find in the fom-digest documents. For example, lookup for Dedekind.
3 - Choose the options Whole word and/or Case sensitive.
4 - Push the button Lookup! Results are shown like that:

Document: fom072.txt, Line:61
mathematicians of the stature of Weirstrass, Dedekink, Cantor

5 - Click on the hyperlink Document: fom072.txt, Line:61 to display the mail containing the line "mathematicians of the stature of Weirstrass, Dedekink, Cantor".
6 - Push the button Export all to build a single document with all the result mails.
e.g. a unique document Dedekind.txt or Dedekind.rtf will be generated depending the option used in the menu Option/Export file format.
Note: You can collect only pertinent mails displaying them one by one with a click on hyperlinks.
Rigth click in the display window to copy the complete mail or selected part of the mail to the unique document.
Hope you find it useful.

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