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This page contains some hints you may use when searching Linux Documentation.

Limit Your Searches

Linux Documentation offers a wide range of Linux-related documentation. Due to this, search terms that are too general may generate lots of search result.

To get search results that are more relevant to your search terms, try to include a specific keyword related to the matter you're researching.

For example, a search for "select" you will get many results for some SQL databases, for the select(2) system call, and many other pages that include the word select. If you're looking specifically for the SELECT MySQL statement, Searching for "mysql sql select" will bring first the pages you need.

The examples below show how you can add specifics keywords to get better search results:

Bad: sessions
Good: php sessions

Bad: socket
Good: posix socket

Boolean Words

Linux Documentation doesn't support boolean searchs (yet). So do not use the words "or", "and", and "not" in your searches, unless you want to search for those words themselves.

Mozilla Search Plugin

If you use any modern Mozilla-based browsers, such as Mozilla itself, Netscape, or Firefox, you may want to try the Linux Documentation Mozilla Search Plugin to make searching for Linux Documentation more convenient.

If It Does Not Work...

We try hard to make available on Linux Documentation any Linux-related documents we found. However, if you searches are not returning any relevant documentat, most likely there's no documentation about the subject on our website yet. We'll appreciate if you drop us a note and tell us what you were looking for.

Of course, if you know of some documentation that you would like to see on Linux Documentation, then tell us!

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