[Coco] ASCII art in mail/news clients
Theodore Evans (Alex)
alxevans at concentric.net
Mon Mar 22 11:13:34 EST 2004
On Mar 21, 2004, at 8:40 PM, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
> Are there any more is an additional question? * _ / the only ones?
No, many email clients also support # for highlight.
> I would like a cut and paste of any documentation found. I have not
> any so far, and I have a huge DVD of documentation.
> How do you search? "+asterisk +underline +forward slash" ???
With grep you could use:
grep -F \* <files>
grep \\\* <files>
grep _ <files>
grep / <files>
and for any of the three
grep [\*_/] <files>
> The capability must have been available in the browsers for some time
> not used.
It has been around for more than 15 years that I know of. Before AOL
connected to the internet a large portion of internet users knew about
and used this technique.
Theodore (Alex) Evans | 2B v ~2B = ?
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