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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • For my Wikipedia keyword, I prefer the URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s – if there’s an exact match, that will send you to the right page, if not, it produces a list of search results. That’s more helpful than a Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name page with a bunch of canned links.

    • I just discovered that FF has a built-in shortcut for that: wp @search_terms. I found that when I was trying to fix my shortcut to match your suggestion :)

      • Huh. Maybe I should start over with a fresh profile someday. This one is from the days of Firebird. :-) And the bookmarks, in fact, have been travelling along since IE5 on Win95. In the process of slowly moving the stuff I bookmarked as keepers over to del.icio.us I recently found some stuff going back as far as ’99ish in there.

  • I think specifying what site you want the page to come from, would equally well, maybe even better. (Less chance of a miss). Something like http://www.google.com/search?q=site:cia.gov+world+fact+book+%s&btnI=I'm+Feeling+ Lucky.

    In fact, the search http://www.google.com/search?q=site:cia.gov+world+fact+book+Mauretania [google.com] will yield exactly 2 results: the "geos" version and the "print" version. Which one do you want?