Archive of Okrandian Canon
|equal||Makes the matching of the search term case sensetive (prefix).|
|minus||Document matches only if the search term does not occur in it (prefix).|
|quotes||Search for a phrase which contains spaces.|
|asterisk||Wildcard matching any sequence of numbers |
|space||Within quotes the space is a wildcard matching all non-alphabetic
characters (the opposite of “|
A search term may consist of either a word or a phrase. If you have more than one search term then they are combined with logical "and", i.e. for a document to match all search terms must be present (except when using negative search terms, see below). A phrase is a search term containing one or more spaces, these search terms must be given within quotes ("like this"). Asterisks and spaces are wildcard characters inside a phrase, while all other characters are interpreted literally, outside a phrases only the asterisk can be used as a wildcard character. One can not use quotes within a phrase (as this would terminate the phrase).
There are two modifiers which may be prefixed to a search term (either phrase or word). If any of these occur within a phrase (inside quotes) they are interpreted literally. An equal sign makes the search term case sensetive (quite useful when searching for something in Klingon) meaning that it will only match words which are identical even when it comes to upper/lower case. E.g. the search term »=voDleH« only matches the word "voDleH", while the term »voDleH« would also match "VODLEH", "vodleh", "VoDlEh" etc. A minus inverts the matching so that only a document which does not contain the search term matches.
If you use minus and equal at the same time, they may come in either order (»-=voDleH« and »=-voDleH« mean the same thing) but they must always be placed outside any quotes (i.e. the search term »-="voDleH"« means the same thing as the two previous examples, while »"-=voDleH"« does not).
The asterisk is a wildcard character matching any sequence consisting
of zero or more letters