Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I posted to a couple IETF lists about yubnub.org, a nice productivity hack -- a command-line for the Web. Since I'm always looking up IETF WG charters, internet-drafts and RFCs, I found the existing 'rfc' command and added two more.

To jump to an RFC: rfc xxxx
e.g. 'rfc 2822' (don't forget space)

Internet-Draft Database Search: (shows list with filename substring match): ids keyword
e.g. 'ids dusseault' to find draft-dusseault-caldav-08, but not draft-ietf-webdav-rfc2518bis because 'dusseault' isn't in the title of that one
To jump to a WG charter: wg wgname
e.g. 'wg imapext'
Now Dan Gurney has extended the 'rfc' command so you can use text as well as numbers. You don't have to remember that iTIP is RFC2447, just type 'rfc itip' in the yubnub.org interface, and see results. Thanks Dan!

BTW I personally setup yubnub to work on the address line or search box in Firefox so I don't even go to yubnub before typing my command. One less step on the way to what I need!

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Hi Lisa - Glad you like yubs! And props to Dan for the RFC improvement.

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