Quicksearch features: other Google operators (+, ~, "phrase searches")




Query/Bug List
15 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Andreas Franke (gone), Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)




15 years ago
See bug 234464 for the context of this bug.

Google (see http://www.google.com/help/refinesearch.html ):

* "+" Searches

  If a common word (a possible stopword) is essential for your search,
  you can include it by putting a "+" sign in front of it. 

  Another method for doing this is conducting a phrase search, which simply
  means putting quotation marks around 2 or more words. Common words in a
  phrase search (e.g., "where are you") are included in the search.

* "~" Searches

  You may want to search not only for a particular keyword, but also for its
  synonyms. Indicate a search for both by placing the tilde sign ("~")
  immediately in front of the keyword.

* Phrase Searches

  Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words
  enclosed in double quotes ("like this") will appear together in all results
  exactly as you have entered them.

Quicksearch (see http://www.squarefree.com/bugzilla/quicksearch-help.html ):

* "+" Searches

  Quicksearch recognizes essential words marked with the "+" prefix, too.
  In the Quicksearch context, where additional fields besides the summary
  are included in the search by default, this is interpreted as "I want this
  string to occur in the summary, and I don't care about the other fields."
  Thus  +foo  and  summary:foo  are equivalent queries.
* "~" Searches

  Quicksearch does not support this; for including synonyms in a search,
  a thesaurus would be required.  (See bug 66084 for the idea of building one.)

* Phrase Searches

  Quicksearch uses double quotes ("like this") to treat all enclosed characters
  as if they were ordinary alphanumeric characters.  This includes space (" "),
  colon (":"), comma (","), minus ("-"), plus ("+"), and all other characters
  that haven't been mentioned yet.  In effect, this can be used to emulate
  Google-style phrase searches.
  (Currently there is no way to escape the '"' character itself.)


12 years ago
QA Contact: mattyt-bugzilla → default-qa


11 years ago
Priority: -- → P4


9 years ago
Assignee: afranke → ui


7 years ago
Assignee: ui → query-and-buglist
Component: User Interface → Query/Bug List
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