Assume that I wish to search for en.m.wikipedia links.

What is the most efficient way to do so?

The following two options didn't work nicely for me:

  • Searching for en.m. or "en.m" yields zero results through the site search, when there are actually such posts.
  • Google - on searching "en.m" site:xyz.stackexchange.com - yields the correct posts. However, it is unable to differentiate between closed and open questions. Doing "en m" -closed site:xyz.stackexchange.com excludes closed questions, but also excludes open questions where the word "closed" is mentioned instead.

url:en.m.wikipedia.org seems to work on site search. Naturally you can probably add the appropriate additional arguments as needed. The url: search criteria also covers links, which is much more handy than a plain string search.

Here's an example - naturally from Super User - where I've tried this search argument

  • If I type url:en.m.wikipedia.org closed:yes it gives zero results. If I type url:en.m.wikipedia.org closed:no it gives 5 results. If I type url:en.m.wikipedia.org gives me 130 results. Is there some problem? – Gaurang Tandon Mar 10 '18 at 6:37
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    that's a good question - Might be cause many of these are in answers? Its much more likely to reference wikipedia in an answer than a question. – Journeyman Geek Mar 10 '18 at 6:38
  • That's correct. Thanks! – Gaurang Tandon Mar 10 '18 at 6:39
  • Yup - is:question gives me 5. is:answer gives me 125. – Journeyman Geek Mar 10 '18 at 6:39
  • I never knew the url parameter existed, and now my question just seems to be "How do I search for links on SE?" lol :P I'm surprised I still can't find the FAQ post for this though... – Gaurang Tandon Mar 10 '18 at 6:49
  • Amusingly, I remembered this off another post I saw the other day. You can find this under "advanced search tips" though. – Journeyman Geek Mar 10 '18 at 6:50
  • Yes, I just noticed it's inside that section. – Gaurang Tandon Mar 10 '18 at 6:51

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