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Offline Valor

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refine your search
« on: May 19, 2005, 12:32:11 am »
The WinMX client enables searches to be improved by using - and ~ operators to refine search results.

The - (minus) operator can be used to exclude results,
and the ~ (tilde) used to replace/substitute words/characters.

The - command example
top search box contains:    radiohead live
bottom contains             :    -berlin -nijmegen
or...
top search box contains:    -berlin -nijmegen radiohead live  
These examples would return results containing the words 'radiohead' and 'live',
whilst excluding results containing the words 'berlin' and/or 'nijmegen'.

Note:  The negated words need to be entered into either the lower type field,
or be placed before the words to be included.
For example, the following does not work...
top search box contains:      radiohead live -berlin -nijmegen
 
The ~ example
top search box contains:      radiohead ~sub
or...
top search box contains  :    radiohead
bottom contains               :   ~terr
These examples would return results containing 'radiohead',
and additional words containing either 'sub' or 'terr', e.g. Radiohead & Subterranean.

Combined ~ and - examples
You can use both operators at the same time if you like...
top search box :    radiohead live
bottom              :    ~sub -berlin -nijmegen
or...
top search box :    -berlin -nijmegen radiohead live ~sub  
These examples would return anything containing the words 'radiohead' and 'live',
and also containing 'sub' as any part of a word,
whilst negating 'berlin' and 'nijmegen' from the displayed results.

This information is lifted from J@FF@'s Smashing Orangy Bits

Offline sst75tss

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 05:07:18 pm »
Excellent advice and hint.

Offline debie

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 04:42:50 pm »
Thank you so much, I'll try. Deb

Offline PantySnatcher

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 11:15:57 pm »
All of this seems to be , not very; "user friendly".
Why is all of this just not included in the search program.
Type in, what you want and get it..........

Why is there a need to have to ring extra "bells and whistles"?

Offline ]-[êll.Ôñ.ËÀR'][']-[.

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 01:22:12 am »
you dont need most of this for most searches it just helps refine them so just type away and you will be fine
      

Offline sst75tss

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 07:46:36 am »
pantysnatcher, it is very useful, say if you keep searching for a known file, yet all these other RapPDitIt files pop up fogging up the results screen with unwanted files found.

Another thing, search for 'movie' 'big' 'box' 'office', will search for each word, not the string. Mandated includes and ommissions are a quantum leap ahead of just a grouping of words.

Offline SamSeeSam

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007, 06:04:06 am »
This is meant for users who want to be more specific in their terms, most search engines have this ffacility of "+" and "-" too...

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paul

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how to create location for downloading files
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 03:24:21 am »
  upon clicking open incoming files and folders, location is not available.  i have windows 7.  how do i create a music file  for storage of downloads?

Offline White Stripes

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 04:21:11 am »
@paul right click winmx icon select 'run as administrator' .. if that doesnt work refer to these;

http://forum.winmxworld.com/index.php/topic,8134.msg48800.html#msg48800
http://forum.winmxworld.com/index.php/topic,4804.msg29850.html#msg29850

theGleep

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2014, 04:31:22 pm »
I just tried doing a search with "-avi -mp3 -ogg" as the parameters, and the first thing I get is an AVI file.

Do these parameters not apply to file extensions?

Offline GhostShip

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2014, 07:34:52 pm »
Thats a good question TheGleep, theres no reason why it shouldnt do but I cant say anyones asked this before that I remember, I'll do some research and find out the answer  :)

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2014, 12:30:00 am »
The file type strings seem overridden when your searching with "any file type" employed , if the search is set for mp3 with -avi  alone that seems to work fine and just for the record in all cases the data is sent as typed in the search packet, WinMX seems not to make any changes in what you type bar the well known "WinMX "keyword which should be filtered in any search to prevent a self-ddos.

theGleep

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2014, 02:37:56 am »
Wow - thanks for the quick response!

Is there any way to edit the available search options?

I'm finding that "Any non MP3" is not recognizing the search (which seems to reflect your findings).  I'm really looking for ebooks, so I'd like file extensions like "epub" "doc" "pdb" ... how can I add these to the "text" list, or even create an "ebooks" list?

Offline White Stripes

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Re: refine your search
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2014, 03:27:31 am »
adding a category and file extensions to your own client wont change the defaults of the others... only if they have added those file types to share can you even browse them... let alone search...

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