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= Fulltext Search =
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MediaWiki supports [[Wikipedia:full text search|full text search]]. The limitations of this feature is that it indexes only words longer than 3 characters. If you want to search for shorter words (1 to 3 characters) then a known workaround is to use [http://www.google.com/custom?domains=wiki.archlinux.org&sitesearch=wiki.archlinux.org Google]'s ''sitesearch'' feature. Enter your search items in the form and it will automatically search within ArchWiki.
The mediawiki supports fulltext-search. The limitations of this feature of mediawiki are that it indexes only words longer than 3 characters. If you want to search for shorter words (1-3 chars) then a known workaround is to use [http://www.google.com/custom?domains=wiki.archlinux.org&sitesearch=wiki.archlinux.org google]. Just enter your search items in the form and it will automatically search within wiki.archlinux.org.
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Of course, you can do the same manually:
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Of course, you can do the same manually by appending {{Codeline|site:wiki.archlinux.org}} to Google searches:
  
 
  your search items site:wiki.archlinux.org
 
  your search items site:wiki.archlinux.org
  
This works fine, but it is not live. google is indexing the archwiki every 1-3 days.
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This works fine, but it is not live. Google is indexing the ArchWiki every 1 to 3 days.

Revision as of 18:27, 21 March 2010

MediaWiki supports full text search. The limitations of this feature is that it indexes only words longer than 3 characters. If you want to search for shorter words (1 to 3 characters) then a known workaround is to use Google's sitesearch feature. Enter your search items in the form and it will automatically search within ArchWiki.

Of course, you can do the same manually by appending Template:Codeline to Google searches:

your search items site:wiki.archlinux.org

This works fine, but it is not live. Google is indexing the ArchWiki every 1 to 3 days.