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Thursday October 31, 2002
02:06 PM

Mozilla tweaking (for searching CPAN!)

[ #8704 ]
I rarely read comments on slashdot. I find they're generally a waste of bytes, no matter what my threshold is set to. A mozillazine article regarding a Phoenix, pointed back to slashdot where I found this gem. I'll copy it here for your convenience, modified for search.cpan.org:

How to make a keyword search? Simple!

  • Search for a word on search.cpan.org (or any other search engine). Our word ="xyzzy".
  • When you get the results, add the resulting page as a bookmark.
  • Open "Manage bookmarks". Open properties of your new Google bookmark. The Location will look something like:
    http://search.cpan.org/search?query=foo&mode=all
  • Now replace "xyzzy" in your bookmark with "%s". The result should look something like: http://search.cpan.org/search?query=%s&mode=all
  • Now you just add your keyword in the bookmark/properties field saying "Keyword:". We put "cp" (for cpan) there.
  • Done! Click OK.

Now you can search cpan for anything by entering "cp anything" in your location field, and hitting enter.

This works in both Mozilla 1.1+ and Phoenix 0.3+. It might even work in earlier versions.

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