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Syntax to Limit to a Filetype with AtW rubble88 msg:222070 5:07 pm on Dec 31, 2002 (gmt 0) The syntax, filetype: will work with AtW.
filetype: pdf (Limiting to only Acrobat material)
filetype: msword (Limiting to only Word documents) filetype: flash (Limiting to only Flash presentations)
These Limits Can Also Be Combined By Placing the Filetype Limits Inside Parentheses (filetype:msword filetype:pdf)
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Brett_Tabke msg:222071 6:38 pm on Dec 31, 2002 (gmt 0)
I believe that came online when they did the new skin system and added file types quite awhile ago. I remember reading it here. mfagan msg:222072 4:51 am on Jan 2, 2003 (gmt 0)
It would make more sense if they used filetype:doc and filetype:swf instead of msword and flash, respectively.
Now that Google and AlltheWeb support filetype:, and they and Teoma support site: there seems to be increasing standardization amoung the engines' syntax. Or I guess you could say they're just copying Google, but either way it will make it easier for novices.