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Found the answer in the Slack docs. The solution is to add the text in:someChannel or in:someUser to your search query.


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In Feb 2021 Amazon still does not regard the NOT operator. So the workaround is indeed to use Google Search with e.g. site:amazon.com lightbulbs -led Of course, you don't have the sorting of Amazon anymore.


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You can exclude search results on GitHub using a minus sign. So to search for all issues not labelled as bugs, you could put the following into a search: type:issue -label:bug Source.


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The default search works as though there is an implied AND operator between each search key-value pair: is:pr is:open author:monishdeb If you specify more than one key-value pair for a key, it uses the last one, and suppresses earlier ones in the query when results are presented. The advanced search works as though there is an implied OR operator between ...


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I tested this in Inbox. The date needs to be in the correct order. Use before:YYYY/MM/DD as documented in the Advanced Search - Gmail help article.


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As of July 2015, at least there is no reliable way to use a NOT operator. At least on Amazon.de searching for hard drive -usb will reduce the number of USB drives, but already the last result on the first page contained "USB" in the title. Searching for tischventilator -usb (German for table fan) on the other hand pushes usb devices even more to the top ...


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In the search bar, type posts by me and then the string you are searching for. The new Facebook Graph Search should return all relevant posts by you.


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GitHub's built in search covers the and, not, and or operators, as well as various other comparisons. GitHub's general guidelines on searching are located here: https://help.github.com/articles/searching-github/ With its search syntax described here: https://help.github.com/articles/search-syntax/


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Try this: README.txt in:path (maybe you will need to click on "Code" on the left side of the search page)


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You can search only for reminders by adding the search operator "is:reminder" to your search. keyword is:reminder If you want only reminders that have not been marked done, add "in:inbox" keyword is:reminder in:inbox


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If you have a user script manager like Greasemonkey installed, you can use the aptly named YouTube Playlist Search to search through your liked videos playlist. Quickly search and filter through the items in a playlist (like watch later or favorites). Search includes the title of the video and the user it was uploaded by. It will hide/show the ...


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the in:path kinda worked, but searching for .travis.yml in:path only returned about 6.8 million entries. I was about to find 15 million using filename:.travis.yml


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Inspired from the accepted answer, here is the version if you want to find in notes in all sheets: function searchNotes() { var allSheets = SpreadsheetApp.getActive().getSheets(); var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet(); var cell = sheet.getActiveCell(); var searchTerm = cell.getValue().toString().toLowerCase(); var results = []; for(var ...


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For me I found that History page have search at the right:


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This topic is old, but the answer is, search for is:starred like in Gmail. (Maybe it wasn't available on Yahoo Mail at the time of asking the question.)


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This help page explains the situation best: Our intention is to not auto-correct searches. That is, we intend to completely respect the query you type in, and (in some cases) display a 'Did you mean?' link at the top when relevant. However, there are a few outstanding major bugs in this area that we are working to resolve. As a result, you may ...


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The Original Poster is trying to find a string of text that appears in the middle of a string that contains no spaces. This cannot be done in drive without a custom script. GDRive's file name search looks for: WHOLE string matches (ex. search term "TAX" finds string "tax" NOT "turboTax") OR PARTIAL string matches WHEN the term being searched for is at ...


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It seems you also asked this at the Wikipedia Help Desk (which, in my opinion, is really a better resource for Wikipedia questions). The answer you got, which seems to suit your needs, was: Over at dumps.wikimedia.org is a link to a compressed "all-titles.gz" file containing the names of all pages at Commons. That would take an hour or two to download at ...


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I couldn't get is:reminder -is:done to work. So I used this, and it did what I wanted (all reminders not done, including reminders that aren't related to email): is:reminder is:pinned It renders this link, which you could bookmark or whatever: inbox.google.com/search/is%3Areminder%20is%3Apinned?pli=1


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Unfortunately there is no wildcard search for labels on GitHub: https://help.github.com/articles/searching-issues-and-pull-requests/#search-by-label Additionally there is also unfortunately no way to combine several label: filters with OR, so if you know the list of labels you are looking for, you can not even construct a string that includes them all as ...


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Maybe the Custom query parameters for the YouTube Data API in the YouTube API documentation is of any help, where you can find other parameters than q, which you can add to a search-query URL if you do it over the API URL. https://developers.google.com/youtube/2.0/developers_guide_protocol_api_query_parameters Some other in-query operators for the q ...


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As far as I know, MediaWiki's standard installation does its search on the page syntax. So you may simply combine your key word with the category definition in parantheses: keyword "[[Category:keycategory]]"


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You can search for a message by size (as in file size). For instance, guessing an average word length of 4 characters, we can search for messages of 2000+ bytes (500+ words): in:sent larger:2K Unfortunately, this includes text and attachments. You can exclude attachments with -has:attachment: in:sent larger:2K -has:attachment Then you can adjust my 2K ...


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For emails on a particular date (e.g. on 12 July 2017) enter this in search box: after:2017/7/12 before:2017/7/13


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Pressing F3 has the same result as pressing Ctrl+F in most browsers and this hotkey is not used in Google Docs.


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Does it support parentheses for clarifying the order of Boolean operators? It does appear to, although I've not found anything in the help docs to support this. If one does a search like A AND B OR C AND D OR appears to have a higher precedence than AND (which I'm not even sure is an operator - see below), so this would seem to be equivalent to your #3:...


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You can click the search field to get the drop-down to appear, then click "Advanced Search" which, among other things, gives you the option to search within a specific folder. Easier, though, might be to just use the in: search operator. in:folder-name search terms If your folder name has spaces in it, just enclose it in double-quotes: in:"folder name" ...


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The default "Pull requests" search (https://github.com/pulls) seems to have an implicit AND between all search fields, but if you duplicate a field it ignores all but the last one. So this: is:open is:pr review-requested:ElectricRCAircraftGuy archived:false author:my-teammate-1 author:my-teammate-2 author:my-teammate-3 ...becomes this: is:open is:pr ...


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