Re: Flash-only MetaLink :-(

From: Bill Ferguson <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 09:51:48 -0600
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Yeah, Google treats the $ sign to actually mean dollars, But you can still get a little creative with Google searches, and "+ora +-*60 +oracle -600" (without the quotes) seems to find an awful lot of ORA-60 pages without the ORA-600's.

> There's a little known fact about Metalink search. You can
> search for a keyword that has $ or #. For example, you can
> search for "user$". If you do that on a general search sites
> like Google, it strips $ and treats it like "user" and you get
> billions of hits. This Oracle-awareness extends to error code
> searches; searching for "ORA-60" is the same as for "ORA-00060"
> or "ORA-000060", while on Google you have to type them all.

-- Bill Ferguson
Received on Sat Jul 11 2009 - 10:51:48 CDT

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