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Postby TDO » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:52 pm

I only recently started appritiating this option, I though to share it with those less knowing.

You are searching for, let's say you are searching for an ebook, now - we know that ebooks can be in .txt .doc .rtf .pdb .pdf .htm .lit formats - right?

Let's say you are only interested in .lit .pdf - what do you do?

Well, you can only write one thing in the "extension" field, so here comes the Boolean Search for the rescue, in the search field, you type:

Book Name AND (lit OR pdf).

Naturally, it also might find somehting like this:


Since lit is indeed in the file name... Maybe you could lower the searches a bit more with (.lit OR .pdf) - hmmmmm... Interesting idea...

Anyway, hope this helps.
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Re: Boolean search

Postby king » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:29 am

NOT operator:

(Book Name) AND (lit OR pdf) NOT (rar)
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Postby TDO » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:39 am

Many times theres a lit file inside a .rar :) hehe.
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Postby IceCube » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:02 pm

Yeah, I do this a lot, it's very helpful especially when you are using very common words. :)
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Postby HouseCrowd » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:30 am

Useful tip TDO!

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Postby Keyser_Soze » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:53 am

So just to recap - And, OR and NOT all work then?
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Postby qm2003 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:14 am

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Postby Keyser_Soze » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:38 am

Very helpful info - thanks.
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