Using gmail as grep

Tags: python

  • Gmail’s search function works very well.

  • Subversion mails me the svn diff for all the checkins.

  • I cannot remember where I added a certain helper function but I’m sure I did it somewhere. I might remember a term I put in the commit message.

Combination: just search in gmail. Handy when it is on a branch you haven’t checked out locally, for instance.

Of course I’ll stick to using trusty old grep in most cases, but this is a handy addition to my arsenal. And the results are better than what I’m getting out of trac. logo

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My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.

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