11.1 Basic search session
To search for the term "Digest=" in the EASE-HOME list on HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM, create a new mail message addressed to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM and in the body (not the subject) of the message, simply type:
Search 'Digest=' in EASE-HOME
LISTSERV might respond to you with the following:
>Search ‘Digest=’ in EASE-HOME
Item# Date Time Recs Subject
000058 96/01/26 14:44 41 What happened
To order a copy of these posting, send the following command:
GETPOST EASE-HOME 58-59 66 74-76
>>> Item #58 (26 Jan. 1996 14:44) - What happened
I have tried this several times with the same reply message:
>>> Item #59 (26 Jan. 1996 18:14) - Re: What happened
Note: LISTSERV includes excerpts from the indexed postings showing the context of the search term(s). We've deleted all but the first 2 in the example above to save space.
Next, use the GETPOST command to order the specific posts you wanted to read. For instance, if you want to read posts numbered 66 and 74 through 76, you would make another new message (or reply to the response from LISTSERV without quoting the text) and type in the body:
GETPOST EASE-HOME 66 74-76
LISTSERV would then respond with the desired postings.
For the non-z/VM servers, GETPOST is analogous to the old database command "PRINT". There is no corresponding command for the old database command INDEX, since the response to a SEARCH command includes the index of matching postings.