Extract consists of:
Extract requires that you:
In the example already given, -h, -w, -b, -s, -d, and -f are all switches, or options that control what the extract command does. The swtiches -b, -s, -d and -f are all followed by arguments, which limit what each switch does. The conference name in this example - classical - is an argument of the extract command itself.
extract -h -w -b 01/01/96 -s 12/31/94 -d sunbear -f Mozart classical
This table shows the function of each switch and argument in the command above:
|-h||include text in hidden responses||none|
|-w||extract entire posting containing text specified by -f switch||none|
|-b||extract responses before date specified||date (01/01/96)|
|-s||extract responses since date specified||date (12/31/94)|
|-d||exclude responses by user(s) specified||userid(s) (sunbear)|
|-f||extract responses containing text specified by argument||text (Mozart)|
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