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How does the search system work?

I'd like to contribute with some patch to Askbot. For this reason I was trying to do some statistics on Askbot bugs.

In particular I was interested in:

  1. all sort of bugs: bug
  2. fixed bugs: bug+fixed
  3. active bugs: I'd say bug-fixed, but doing so results in a list of fixed bugs.

What should I type in the search form to have the open bugs?

-- UPDATE: this is a reference I did after Evgeny's explanation. Hope I did it right.

The sum of Open and Closed differs from the total, so I probably forgot some tag in Closed cases.

Guandalino's avatar
updated 2011-08-05 05:58:16 -0500, asked 2011-08-03 15:20:03 -0500
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search string accepts several types of entries.

For tags:

#bug (on [bug] or [tag:bug])

If you add more tags - they will be searched with "or" expression.

If you want "and" expression on tags - just click on the tags, or delete them from search as needed. To exclude tags - there is no way yet to enter -#fixed, but there is the list of "excluded" tags that you can edit and choose filter - exclude ignored tags.

So if you want to see a list of bugs that are not yet fixed - add "fixed" to your ignored list, then select filter - "exclude ignored", then either enter "#bug" into the search string, or click on tag "bug".

For user-based search:

@Guandalino (or [user:guandalino])

For search in titles only:

[title: bug]

Simple text can be added as well - for the full text search.

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answered 2011-08-03 16:47:49 -0500
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Playing with search I found a very similar question, Thanks for the detailed explanations. I think it's a very powerful search engine, though not immediate.
Guandalino's avatar Guandalino (2011-08-03 17:18:28 -0500) edit
Btw, in this moment there are 92 total bugs, 41 open and 52 fixed. :) Shouldn't the total be 93?
Guandalino's avatar Guandalino (2011-08-03 17:37:57 -0500) edit
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