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Google search trick to help with suffixes

In Google search, try the following (quote marks included):

  • "*%s"
  • " * %s"

where you replace "%s" with the suffix you're interested in. It's imperfect but useful. — ¾-10 20:11, 13 February 2010 (UTC) Reply reply

This will find references to those pages on other sites as well, you'd be better off with:

  • inurl:"wiki/*%s"
  • inurl:%s (assuming your string isn't present in "")

Bigmantonyd ( talk) 01:44, 26 January 2011 (UTC) Reply reply

I can dig it! Cheers! - SWIM [first time wiki editor as of like 10min ago lol] HowdyImSWIM ( talk) 11:19, 25 December 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

I'll proudly wear this badge Nguthi Joseph k ( talk) 11:18, 29 October 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Passing parameters in wikilink

Is it possible to pass parameters in a wikilink to the PrefixIndex page as can be done in the transclusion syntax?

I.e like:

{{Special:PrefixIndex/{{FULLPAGENAME}}/ |hideredirects=1 |stripprefix=1}} If so, what's the proper syntax?

Search with trailing space

I wish to search all articles (and exclude redirects) that start with Dr without the dot after it. I understand that I cannot enclose the search term with quotes. If it was allowed, I only had to enter "Dr " with a space. But giving Dr followed by a space, is not working as the search seems to be removing the trailing space. Giving Dr. with a space after it also is returning results (such as Dr.I) that do not have space after Dr. . Jay (Talk) 08:00, 12 July 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

@ Jay, You might want to try a regex search e.g. intitle:/Dr / ―  Qwerfjkl talk 08:01, 22 December 2021 (UTC) Reply reply
Thanks. I forgot to inform that I had reposted this some months later at Help talk:Searching#Search with trailing space and got a response. Jay (talk) 08:54, 22 December 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

Substing this page?

Is there any way to subst the special page? 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 19:24, 23 February 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

@ EpicPupper: Not the obvious way 1, 2. And the mw:Special:PrefixIndex links back to this enwiki page for documentation, I don't see any docs on the mediawiki site, nor does there exist an mw:Project:Special:PrefixIndex, like there is a en:Project:Special:PrefixIndex. I did figure you tried all that but I'm replying again just to see if anyone else with this on their watchlist has an ideas. Sorry Face-sad.svg Happy Editing-- IAm Chaos 03:35, 8 March 2022 (UTC) Reply reply
I'm confused by what you mean - {{ Article templates}}'s documentation does it just fine, and your diff seems to be working as expected - what is what you expect to happen when you transclude substitute it, @ EpicPupper @ IAmChaos? casualdejekyll 22:59, 18 May 2022 (UTC) Reply reply
When subst'ing? I would hope to just paste the contents that appeared in the transclusion. Yes transcluding works. Substing doesn't, look at my second diff above. Happy Editing-- IAm Chaos 23:47, 18 May 2022 (UTC) Reply reply
Oh. Um. Hmm. What a pickle... casualdejekyll 23:49, 18 May 2022 (UTC) Reply reply
Did you ever find a solution for this? Fuzzyketchup ( talk) 05:50, 26 December 2022 (UTC) Reply reply
@ Fuzzyketchup, I'm fairly sure this is impossible to subst. —  Qwerfjkl talk 09:14, 26 December 2022 (UTC) Reply reply
@ Fuzzyketchup I find that most use-cases for substitution can be approached in different, more efficent ways :) 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 20:32, 26 December 2022 (UTC) Reply reply