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= Fulltext Search =
 
= Fulltext Search =
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 google:
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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 yor 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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  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 1-3 days.

Revision as of 20:54, 24 November 2005

Fulltext Search

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 google. Just enter yor search items in the form and it will automatically search within wiki.archlinux.org.

Of course, you can do the same manually:

your search items site:wiki.archlinux.org

This works fine, but it is not live. google is indexing the archwiki every 1-3 days.