This simple search finds the files in the Library / Group-read board archives or current messages that contain specified keywords in a search pattern. This is done by "Whole word" matching, so that the keywords must occur as separate and complete words in a file for a match to occur, and suffixed forms of words (noun plurals, etc.) must be searched for separately. However, you can find all occurrences of words beginning with a certain sequence of letters by ending a keyword with the special "*" wildcard character (so that using the search keyword "hat*" will find files that contain any of the words "hat", "hats", hatred", etc.).
If more than one keyword is entered into a form field (box) above, then there is a choice between finding a file if it contains any of the keywords in the search pattern (i.e. a logical "OR" search); or finding a file only if contain all of the keywords, in the order specified in the search pattern (i.e. a phrase search). All punctuation is ignored in both the search pattern and the text being searched (with limited exceptions mentioned below).
If additional keyword(s) are entered into the second, optional, form field, then only files which satisfy both search patterns are returned (i.e. a logical "AND" is done with the two search patterns taken as a whole).
If your search terms are too general and turn up too many hits (i.e. hundreds of files), you may get an errormessage "egrep: Regular expression too big". Try using more specific search terms, or (if you have only entered keywords into the first form box above) try putting additional search term(s) in the second form box.