[Chicago] python searching

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Sat Apr 14 19:28:07 CEST 2007

I do that too, but google alone (even with advanced options) is too broad.  more 
often I have read about something and want to see the official docs, not 1000 
other articles about it, which is what I often end up wading through when I use 

I hadn't given too much thought to exactly what should fall under the ">> 
variety of other docs" - might have to come up with a list of root URL's and hit 
google for each one.  which it currently doesn't support.  (you can limit to a 
site, but not site/dir.

#  Occurrences: specify where your search terms occur on the page - anywhere on 
the page, in the title, or in the url.
# Domains: search only a specific website, or exclude that site from your search.
- http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/refinesearch.html#domain

It would probably suffice to limit the search to a list of domains and the title.

Carl K

Atul Varma wrote:
> Do you ever do straight Google searches that aren't restricted to a
> specific site?  I usually do that... It's often helpful because it can
> link to ASPN Python Cookbook recipes, the Cheese Shop, the sites of
> other third-party packages that might fulfill my needs, forum and
> mailing list posts, etc.
> Maybe I'm not quite understanding your question, though...
> - Atul
> On 4/14/07, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
>> I can't be the only one - I think this is a common problem.
>> I want a one stop shopping version of searching for python stuff.  Like most
>> users, I don't have any specifics, just some fuzzy annoyance in my life that I
>> want someone else to fix.  well, I'll try to give some clues.
>> It seems whatever python related thing I am searching for the process goes like
>> this:
>> http://www.python.org/doc/ "Python Documentation"  it has a "search box" but
>> looking at the html I see: <..."sitesearch" value="www.python.org"...> so it is
>> searching more than just the docs section.
>> I click on "advanced search" http://www.python.org/search and get 3 more search
>> boxes plus some links to other places to search.  None of them let me limit the
>> search to docs.
>> http://www.python.org/dev/searchplugin/  "This will install a Python Bugs search
>> engine in Firefox/Mozilla's Search Bar."  That is the right concept, but I want
>> to search docs.
>> Of course there are language docs, standard library docs and a variety of other
>> docs.
>> What I would like to see:  a search that aggregates across all of the various
>> python doc searches.
>> Ok, I feel better now.  thanks for listening.
>> Carl K
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