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James Gray james at
Sat Jul 16 02:28:45 IST 2005

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On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 03:45 am, Matt Kettler wrote:
> (Note: the suggestion of using a web search is very powerful indeed.
> Gives you a very quick idea of things that could possibly match a
> word/phrase of interest.)

I agree.  I've also made a little perl script that allows you to enter a 
regex (cut-and-paste from SA rules etc) then it runs it against any 
dictionaries you have installed on your system (/usr/share/dict/... etc).  
I can make it available to the list if anyone is interested.

I'm curious though - what web-based search engines allow arbitary regex (and 
perl regex) to be entered as a search phrase?  Google/Yahoo/MSN/Ask 
Jeeves/etc don't AFAIK, but I was wondering if there was somewhere else 
that does?


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serem justas, mas por serem leis.
                -- Michel de Montaigne

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