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stf92 07-23-2010 07:14 AM

Forums>Search Forums: looking for a given string.
 
Hi:

Is there a way to look for the string 'software architecture' in the LQ posts?

TheIndependentAquarius 07-23-2010 07:16 AM

Did you try this ?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php

GrapefruiTgirl 07-23-2010 07:20 AM

As Anisha indicates, the LQ Search page is what you need. And further: directly under the text area where you enter your query on the search page, there is a little drop-down menu where you can choose to "search titles only" or "search entire posts" - you probably want the latter selection.

Cheers!

stf92 07-23-2010 07:23 AM

Yes, I've tried. I know a string such as 'alice in wonderland' won't be found, because the preposition will be discarded. Neither would 'wonderlan' because it isn't a word. So, looking for strings is, in general, impossible, AFAIK. Regards.

stf92 07-23-2010 07:27 AM

Most kind of you, GrapefruiTgirl.

TheIndependentAquarius 07-23-2010 07:37 AM

But still you can search through TAGS !
Top of this page: Search Menu -> Search Tags

But do not put there "Software Architecture", that won't work, instead put "Software" and "Architecture" separately one by one.

stf92 07-23-2010 07:42 AM

Thanks a lot. Regards.

jeremy 07-23-2010 10:14 AM

If you want to search for an exact string, you need to place it in quotes.

Code:

"search for this string"
--jeremy

TheIndependentAquarius 07-23-2010 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4043154)
If you want to search for an exact string, you need to place it in quotes.

Code:

"search for this string"
--jeremy

Wow, that was helpful. Thanks

stf92 07-27-2010 08:03 PM

I know my delay in answering your post is not able to be forgotten. I feel sorry for that. And I did not even try the "quoting device", not expecting it to work. But having received your reply, I tried it and it worked. Although string 'appy bo' won't be found in cases where 'happy boy' would be. Thanks a lot.


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