1994

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0670.  Thursday, 11 August 1994.
 
From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, August 11, 1994
Subject:        Searching SHAKSPER Using the DATABASE Function (Revised)
 
 
SHAKSPEReans:
 
A week ago, thanks to Terry Ann Craig, I sent you directions on how to search
the SHAKSPER's logs using the LISTSERV DATABASE Function.  Jim Serchak noted
that in two of my examples I had forgotten to include "in" as required.
 
Below, you will find a corrected description of the functions I described
last week with the addition of searching with Boolean operators and by
dates.  I hope you will find these additional instructions useful.
 
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SEACHING THE SHAKSPER ARCHIVES
 
First, send the following e-mail message, filling in the KEYWORD you wish
without the square brackets, to the LISTSERV address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD  *
Search [Keyword] in SHAKSPER
Index
/*
 
For example, if you wished to see all occurrences of "Pericles," you would
send the following message:
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD  *
Search Pericles in SHAKSPER
Index
/*
 
You will then get back two things: an e-mail message that tells how the job
went and the output file called DATABASE OUTPUT. You'll see how many hits there
were in a list, a sort of index.
 
The DATABASE OUTPUT for the Pericles search looks like this:
 
Subj:   File: "DATABASE OUTPUT"
 
> Search Pericles in SHAKSPER
--> Database SHAKSPER, 28 hits.
 
> Index
Item #   Date   Time  Recs   Subject
------   ----   ----  ----   -------
000075 90/10/13 00:25  245   SHK 1.0075 New On-Line Shakespeare Resource! (247)
000118 90/11/21 15:37   54   SHK 1.0115 Shakespearean Spinoffs
000228 91/03/12 23:50   63   SHK 2.0082 More on "Shog"
000376 91/09/20 15:28  130   SHK 2.0230 Oxford Text Archive
000382 91/09/24 11:06   88   SHK 2.0236 Sample Files on the SHAKSPER Fileserver
000501 92/01/25 18:29   75   SHK 3.0023 Rs: Ohio/NY/Pen Prodns; Multiple Ariels+
000536 92/03/11 23:49  146   SHK 3.0058 FREE PD Shakespeare Corpus
000628 92/06/24 16:11  373   SHK 3.0150 Request for Information for SHAKSPER Fi+
000644 92/07/07 19:17  142   SHK 3.0165 Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival 1992 Sea+
000743 92/10/17 20:37   50   SHK 3.0262 Shakespeare's Play-Crafting
000874 92/12/17 20:53  305
001014 93/03/03 12:54  315
001318 93/07/14 13:32  132   SHK 4.0429 Latest Re: *Cardenio* MS
001320 93/07/16 07:18   30   SHK 4.0432 Q: The Canon
001565 93/10/27 15:29  406   SHK 6.0676 Shakespeare Videos
001601 93/11/04 09:29   17   SHK 4.0716 Q: *Pericles*
001708 93/11/19 11:00   34   SHK 4.0821 Q: *Pericles*
001715 93/11/22 08:35   25   SHK 4.0828 Re: The Battle in *Pericles*
001716 93/11/22 08:59   72   SHK 4.0829 Re: Electronic Research and Texts
002058 94/03/05 11:06   96   SHK 5.0189 Re: Most Popular Play
002067 94/03/07 11:28  141   SHK 5.0197 Re: Transmission of the Quartos
002126 94/03/22 08:33  192   SHK 5.0257 Re: A Few Good Men
002325 94/05/26 09:25   62   SHK 5.0458 Qs: Late Romances; Curses and Cursing
002339 94/05/30 09:22  294   SHK 5.0472 Authorship
002366 94/06/05 23:20  108   SHK 5.0500 Re: Signed Shakespeare
002419 94/06/21 10:41  125   SHK 5.0551 Re: *Tmp.*; Helena; Character
002514 94/08/01 10:37   74   SHK 5.0646 Qs: Richard's Hump; Pericles; Hypertext+
002516 94/08/02 07:52  193   SHK 5.0648 Re: Richard's Hump and *Pericles*
 
Then by sending the an e-mail message in the following format, you can get
printouts of the particular digests you are interested in or for that matter
all of the digests that generated "hits."
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD  *
Search [Keyword] in SHAKSPER
Print all of [Item number]
/*
 
Thus by sending the following to LISTSERV
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD  *
Search Pericles SHAKSPER
Print all of 2516
/*
 
you will receive the August 4, 1994, digest SHK 5.0648 Re: Richard's Hump
and *Pericles*, which consists of 193 lines.
 
Similarly, by sending the following to LISTSERV
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD  *
Search Pericles in SHAKSPER
Print all
/*
 
you will get a printout of all twenty-eight digests that generated "hits."
 
You can also order several digest hits at the same time by sending a message
like this:
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD  *
Search Pericles in SHAKSPER
Print all of 2366 2419 2514 2516
/*
 
You can search using the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT:
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD
Search Pericles OR Cymbeline
Index
/*
 
Further, you can limit your search by dates:
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD
Search Pericles from 93/1/1 to 93/12/31
Index
/*
 
OR
 
//
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD
Search Pericles since 94/1/1
Index
/*
 
 
Hardy M. Cook
Editor of SHAKSPER
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