Reveal the unseen Brown Rag Films




How to search

  • A search for more than one word will find pages that contain all of the words.
  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.
  • Use quotes for text with punctuation or special characters.
  • Searches are case insensitive.  
  • To limit your search to a single group, enter the group name followed by a slash at the beginning of the search string (e.g., "Public/" or "Category/").
  • To list all pages, enter a slash for the search.
  • Some special characters need to be enclosed in quotes, including the colon (:), equals sign (=), less than (<), single quote (') and double quote(").
  • For advanced searches, page list parameters (count, name, group, fmt, link, list, order, and trail) can be entered together with the search string.
  • Wild card characters: asterisk (*) represents zero or more characters. Question mark (?) represents exactly one character.

Examples of searches

EnterTo find pages containing
apple pieboth 'apple' and 'pie'
"apple pie"the phrase 'apple pie'
public/apple'apple' in the Public group of pages
"public/apple"the phrase 'public/apple' in all groups of pages
apple -pie'apple', omitting those containing 'pie'
food -"apple pie"'food', omitting those containing 'apple pie'
apple "-pie"the words 'apple' and '-pie'
apple - pie'apple', '-', and 'pie'
"pie:"the word 'pie' with a colon
"pie=tasty"the phrase 'pie=tasty'
name=*crumble*page names containing 'crumble'

See PageLists and LocalTemplates for more options


You can refine the results with options like this:
apple list=talk fmt=#count (to show a count of Talk pages containing "apple")

These set the order of the results


title - Alphabetically by page title
titlenoarticle - Alphabetically by title, ignoring any leading A/An/The
name - Alphabetically by page name
time - Time the page was last changed
-time- Most recently changed pages first
ctime - Time of page creation
-ctime - Most recently created pages first
group,title - By title within page groups
group,name - By name within page groups
group,$:Summary - By Summary within page groups
random - Shuffle the pages into random sequence

These include or exclude a subset of pages


all - Include all pages visible to you, including infrastructure such as RecentChanges
normal - List normal (non-infrastructure) pages, excluding the current page
normalself - Include the current page
talk - Restrict to pages that are either in a "Talk-" page group or that have a "-Talk" suffix
content - Exclude "Talk" pages, and also infrastructure pages such as Help*/, Site*/, Test/, and PmWiki/.

These format the results


#action - List page names with action links
#blanksummary - List page summaries alternating with blank lines
#booklet - List page titles and, in groups that support it, formatted content
#bulletsummary - A bullet list of page summaries
#bygroup - List pages by group/name.
#changesummary - Show last change, and page name and summary, with a watch/unwatch link
#count - Show only a count of the pages
#default - List pages in the standard format, showing title and summary
#group - A bullet list of groups
#metadescription - List page names and their description that appears in the html
#metakeywords - List page names and their keywords that appear in the html
#numbered - Show a numbered list of page names and their summaries
#simple - A simple bullet list of page names
#simplename - Simple bullet list of page names, without the Group name
#title - A simple bullet list of page titles
#titlesummary - A simple bullet list of page title and summary
#titlesummarylist - List of page titles and summary without bullets, one per line
#trailmarkup - Markup to create a trail
#watchsummary - Show title and page summary, with a watch/unwatch link