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Old 07-23-2010, 07:14 AM   #1
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Forums>Search Forums: looking for a given string.


Hi:

Is there a way to look for the string 'software architecture' in the LQ posts?
 
Old 07-23-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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Did you try this ?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php
 
Old 07-23-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:27 AM   #5
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Most kind of you, GrapefruiTgirl.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 07:37 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 07:42 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot. Regards.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 10:14 AM   #8
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If you want to search for an exact string, you need to place it in quotes.

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"search for this string"
--jeremy
 
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Quote:
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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
 
Old 07-27-2010, 08:03 PM   #10
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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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