Use the form below to search for documents
in this web containing specific words or combinations
of words. The text search engine will display a weighted
list of matching documents, with better matches shown
first. Each list item is a link to a matching document;
if the document has a title it will be shown, otherwise
only the document's file name is displayed.
A brief explanation of the query language is available,
along with examples.
The text search
engine allows queries to be formed from arbitrary Boolean
expressions. Each term may be preceded by the standard
Boolean operators not, and, or &/or grouped with
parentheses. These rules are based on Altavista's query
syntax, for example:
If you search for "buildings
not churches", you'll find all documents containing
the word "buildings" except those documents
which also contain the word "churches".
If you type in "and buildings and churches
and schools", you'll find only those documents
which contain all three search terms. The default
value is or. Thus, a search for "buildings
churches schools" would return pages with at
least one of the three terms.
Altavista's shorthand notation
works too. A search on "buildings -churches"
is equivalent to the first example, and "+buildings
+churches +schools" will return the same documents
as the second.
If a search term has at least
one capital letter, like "parIS", the
search will be case sensitive with respect to that
word - that is, only documents containing "parIS"
will be found. On the other hand, lowercase words
like "paris" will generate hits from "Paris",
"PARIS", or "parIS".
To group a collection of words,
use quotes. For example, the query "Jerry Jagger"
(quotes included) would not generate a hit from
"Mick Jagger met with Jerry Hall". Without
quotes, the sentence would count. Boolean operators
can also act on quotations: a search on '+the +kitten
not "the kitten"' would return only those
documents where "the" and "kitten"
The Planet HomePage Site Search
finds words, not strings. A search for "in"
would turn up only that word, not "bin",
"inside", or "acquaintance".
To perform a string search, preface your term with
the dollar sign - a query on "\$in" would
find all words lists above.
that more complex wildcard searches using the asterisk
are not permitted. Including the asterisk in your query
will return a list of all files, but that's its only