Vagabond search help

Vagabond search service helps you find documents on the World Wide Web. Here's how it works. You tell the search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service responds by giving you a list of all the Web pages in our index relating to those topics. The most relevant content will appear at the top of your results.

Vagabond supports many different query kinds:
  • Word query

  • Exact sentence matching query

  • Location precise query. The following location specifiers are availables:
  • text:
  • keyword:
  • title:
  • url:
  • host:

  • Grouped terms (word/sentence) query. Each term is qualified to specify vagabond's strategy.
  • Nothing before the term implies the term is optionnal in the document
  • A + before the term inplies the term is obligatory in the document
  • A - before the term inplies the term is forbidden in the document

  • A query can of course conbine all of the query kinds


  • Once your request sent (Search button) and processed, Vagabond produces a result list.
    For each result, the document is presented by the following elements:

  • The document rank
  • The matching estimation
  • The document beginning (can be seen as a summary)
  • The document URL
  • The document last modification date
  • The document size

  • This list is ordered according to the number of matching terms and the location kind priority (the ordered list follows):

  • In the host name, when the file location is root (/)
  • In the host name
  • In the URL file name
  • In the title
  • In the keyword list
  • In the body

  • The result list is limited to 100 documents. They are presented on 10 document pages. You can switch from a page to another by selecting the page number at the bottom of the page.