Indexing with Glimpse

Glimpse, a simple but effective indexing package, can help you find particular mail messages in large mail archives and keep track of files in large directories.
Getting Glimpse

Glimpse is available at the ftp site in the file glimpse/glimpse.2.1.src.tar.Z. Linux binaries and sources pre-configured for compiling under Linux (as well as the original sources) are available from

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The glimpse manual pages are on line as, and glimpse has its own home page at

Michael K. Johnson is the editor of Linux Journal,and wishes he had spare time to spend pretending to be a Linux guru.