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Author Topic: Farr Search Aliases- Am I missing something?  (Read 6415 times)


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Farr Search Aliases- Am I missing something?
« on: October 15, 2008, 02:10:53 PM »
I am a long timefarr  user and a fairly recent  DC Member. This is my first post. 

Before I start I tried searching for the answer and I am by no means a programmer but I am trying to understand how use farr to create search aliases that work like quick searches in firefox.  Basically I am trying to figure out how to translate these kinds of quick searches to Farr from firefox

Here's what I am trying to do. I have a keyword search setup in firefox.
keyword = bk
search string/location = http://www.booksamil...y=%s&where=Books

I think that I want to replace the %s search criteria with $$1 in Farr.  What I can't figure out with farr is how to get it to include the rest of the search string which is not varible when I use this kind of query.

I guess I don't understand enough about FARR and the syntax it uses to get this to work.  I hope I am making some sense.  Any help is appreciated.  I really want to learn and understand how to do these more complex searches in FARR.

Thanks.  This is a great site :)



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Re: Farr Search Aliases- Am I missing something?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 09:15:03 PM »
i made a simple step-by-step. hope this helps. :)

Step.1: Go to Farr > Options > Aliases/Groups and select 'MyAliases.alias'. Right-click and choose 'Add New Entry'. (see Fig. 1)
Fig. 1

Step. 2: Key-in these fields. 'Alias Name', 'RegEx Pattern' & 'Results'. (see Fig. 2)
Fig. 2


or in Fig.1 you can choose 'Import: Paste Preformatted Alias Groups' and paste the code below.
1000>>>Books-A-Million.com>->Book Search: $$1 | http://www.booksamillion.com/search?query=$$1&where=Books>+>^bk (.*)


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Re: Farr Search Aliases- Am I missing something?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 09:35:54 PM »
Nothing really i can add to lanux's reply -- he said it all.  :up: