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Re: [vox-tech] Google question - dotfiles
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Re: [vox-tech] Google question - dotfiles



On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 06:50:45 -0500
p@dirac.org (Peter Jay Salzman) wrote:

> A friend asked if a .forward file can be used to forward mail to two
> recipients, instead of just one.  I figured it probably can handle
> something like:
> 
>    $ cat .forward
>    me@one.account, metoo@another.account.
> 
> But wasn't sure.  I know procmail can do this, but I was curious about
> .forward.  So I did a Google search on
> 
>    .forward
>    ".forward"
>    .forward email
> 
> and it looks like Google ignores that (in this case crucial) dot.  Is
> there a way for Google to NOT ignore that dot?  And does anyone know
> if .forward can handle two recipients?
> 
> Also, I guess I suspected this before, but it never registered: Google
> search terms are NOT commutative.  Doing a Google search on 
> 
>    foo bar
> 
> yields completely different results than doing a search on
> 
>    bar foo.
> 
> Pete

I sent the question about dotfiles to help@google.com. Now they'll at
least know that it would be a nice feature.


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