Periodically, especially when I install an update, I post this
reminder about the data base of (mostly) theory titles that I
maintain. The reminder message itself is just a copy of the file
/u/joel/papers.doc , on the suns.
The main data base is the text file
/u/joel/papers.lst , one
title per line. (So I try to keep the lines reasonably short.) My
list of (nonstandard, ad hoc) abbreviations can be found in
/u/joel/media.lst . To search for titles, one can use a
convenient alias such as
alias pgrep 'fgrep -i \!* /u/joel/papers.lst'
(Or one can use ``
agrep '', Manber's speedy utility to find
*approximate* matches. You can find that archived as
For much faster searching, I have also prepared an index using the
invert '' utility. The index is in
/u/joel/papers.index , and the references are to a
/u/joel/papers?.lst of the data
base. To use the indexed version, use the ``
alias lookup '/usr/staff/bin/lookup -p /u/joel/papers.index'
(Multiword queries are treated as conjunctive.) (Actually, I use the
slightly hacked versions of the lookup utility available via the
The main copy of the data base and the indexed version can be found
on the suns. Copies of
papers.doc (this file) can be found also
cayuga , in the ftp directory
(which is the same as
/home/anon/ftp/pub/u/joel on the suns). (The Department's ftp
area is also available via World Wide Web; the Uniform Resource
Locator for our home page is
Although I maintain this data base according to my own taste, I welcome any suggestions and reports of problems, typos, and other errors.