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    Search for posts with all keywords?


    I need to look for posts with multiple keywords, all of which must be present for the thread/post to be of interest. The default seems to be "any keyword", and I can't find an option to toggle to "all keywords". How can I do this? Is there a special way to do the search string? word1+word2 doesn't do it.

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    +keyword1 +keyword2 +keyword3 may do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudgen View Post
    word1+word2 doesn't do it.
    Try it like this:

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    word1 AND word2 AND word3
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    If the above doesn't work, you could also try an advanced google search such as:

    Code:
    word1 word2 word3 site:linuxforums.org/forum
    ...more details and options here:

    Google Advanced Search


    If you don't use google, a startpage search should work too:

    https://startpage.com/eng/advanced-s...cat=web&query=
    Last edited by oz; 03-30-2012 at 06:39 PM. Reason: fixed url
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    The above steps have worked for me in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    The above steps have worked for me in the past.
    None of them work for me. I'm using "/var/named" and "disappear", and each of the first two methods returns the same results as with the keywords alone. The Google suggestion is well taken, but in my experience, you turn up a huge number of individual posts, when you're looking for threads. The post that will help may not contain the keywords.

    But thanks for pitching in guys. Regarding the reason I was searching, I finally found the problem and fixed it. And I'm very troubled. Part of the problem was that a folder had been changed to ownership by my vanilla id on the system, making it unwritable for an scp from another system. I can't find any way in my history nor root's that I could have done that. And a guy with sudo access appears to have sanitized his .bash_history. But I wouldn't expect for him to know how to do that without leaving a trace that I could find. Very troubling. FWIW, this is not an Internet-facing system.

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