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Old 07-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Searching for linux commands with short names.


Hi: if I am to look for a post that was about the bash builtin command fc, how shall I find it if all I get is
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Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search: fc
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The same could be said in a large number of cases: searches involving names of commands, like ls, rm, mv and so on. Why is the search of linux commands with short names not allowed?
 
Old 07-29-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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That is too broad of a subject to search for. Thousands and thousands of posts would be returned if you could search for something as generic as "rm". It would be impossible to find the information you are actually looking for, and put undue stress on the server.

You need to come up with a more specific search term.
 
Old 07-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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And what would you do if you're looking for help on the rm command? You could not use the search forum at all for that? If you combine "rm" with other words then rm will be discarded.

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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Or use Google to search LQ like this.

Here's a search for fc.
 
Old 07-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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