# 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.
• Also use quotes for text with punctuation or special characters.
• Searches are case insensitive, but accent sensitive in the default configuration (i.e. 'u' is not the same as 'ù').

• 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., “PmWiki/” or “Site/”).
• To list all pages, enter a slash (“/”) for the search.

## Search examples

Enter To find pages whose content contains
apple pie both 'apple' and 'pie'
"apple pie" the phrase 'apple pie'
pmwiki/apple 'apple' in the PmWiki group of pages
"pmwiki/apple" the phrase 'pmwiki/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'
pmwiki/ all pages in the PmWiki group

Some special characters need to be enclosed in quotes, including the colon (:), equals sign (=), less than (<), single quote (') and double quote(").