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Searching for messages

With Forums’ search facility, you can search one or more forums for words and phrases. Search options allow you to limit the search to improve your search results.

To search messages for a string:

  1. Click the Search button.
  2. Enter a search word or phrase. You can use ordinary Boolean operators like AND, OR, and NOT in your search expression.
  3. Enter an author name to limit the search to a particular author.

Using Boolean search syntax

You can create search expressions using Boolean syntax to find messages in a forum. The following examples illustrate common Boolean syntax for searching:

development AND "bug report"
"Ted Nelson" AND hypertext OR hypermedia
Hegel AND "Rudy Rucker" AND (software OR hardware)
"Operating systems" OR OS NOT "Warp"


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