Google Temporal Search

Google, Linux

One of the search features I would really appreciate would be to search for the results available in the database on a particular date. For example, what if you searched for “Bush nucular evidence” in 2001 vs. 2007, you’d get some wildly different result sets.

My particular problem, and the reason I am writing this blog post at 5 am, is that for the past few hours I have been trying to locate a mailing list response from the author of dovecot from the long, long ago. I cannot figure out how to do static maildir mappings without involving uid/gid in auth_userdb database.

Google does have a search that limits how old of a result you wish to see (show only pages that were first seen over the last 6 months) but nothing to say show only results available prior to date m/d/y. Oh well, there is always hope for search, lol.

3 Responses to Google Temporal Search

  1. steven_reid says:

    Hi Vlad,
    you can use the daterange command

    dovecot static maildir mappings daterange:2454101-2454131

    the only gotcha is that it uses julian dates.

    Hope that helps

  2. vlad says:

    That is cool! Thank you Steven!


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