This help file explains in moderate detail what each field in the search page means. If you still can't locate the help you need or you want to report an error please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Here you type in the search variable. If regular expression is the type of search you are using then the string would be the regular expression you are looking for.Database:
The database which will be undergoing the search. If you are searching the web then press on the Web Index button. Otherwise if you are searching the FTP sites then press on the other button.Search Type:
- Sub String:
Substring (case insensitive): A match occurs if the file (or directory) name in the database contains the user-given substring, without regard to case.Example: The pattern: is matches any of the following: islington this poisonSubstring (case sensitive): As above, but taking case as significant.Example: The pattern: TeX will match: LaTeX but neither of the following: Latex TExTroff
- Regular Expression: Regular expressions follow the conventions of the ed(1) command, allowing sophisticated pattern matching. Regular expressions imbue certain characters with special meaning, providing a quoting mechanism to remove this special meaning when required.
This option only affects searches of type Regular Expression and Substring.Output Format:
This controls the output format for results from the Web Index database.
- Keywords Only: The most frequently occurring Keywords in each document will be displayed after the document's URL.
- Excerpts Only: A short excerpt from each document is displayed after its URL.
- Links Only: Only links are displayed with no further details. No excerpts or Keywords are displayed with each URL.