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Searching for post content doesn't work?

Searching for post content doesn't work?

(1) By Rowan Worth (sqweek) on 2020-03-13 08:16:28 [link] [source]

Obviously there's not much to search for at the moment so I had to scratch my head to come up with a search term; I chose asterisks expecting to find this post: https://sqlite.org/forum/forumpost/8fe506db63

However the search finds no matches. Nor do variants asterisk or *asterisks*. Seems like something isn't plugged in properly?

(2) By Warren Young (wyoung) on 2020-03-13 13:05:26 in reply to 1 [source]

The full-text search engine is an off-by-default feature of Fossil. It appears to have been enabled following your notice of it.

I'll add that this search engine finds only whole words by default (presently, FTS4) so a search for aster will still not find those two words as you may be expecting from other search engines.