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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Google ebook hack

It's quite intresting how google can find massive amounts of ebooks on various subjects... if you just know how!

Here's a trick..

intitle:"index of /" KEYWORD ebooks size description date -filetype:html -filetype:htm

Replace keyword with your subject (for example, DirectX)

So you just type that into google and.. bang.

What's the secret behind all of that? Well, as you might know, usually file lists in webpages start with the big title "Index of /something".. so we want pages with that in the title (intitle:).. also, to filter off bogus results, we add words "size" "description" and "date" to the search.. as those words usually appear in file lists.

The work ebooks is used to find filelists with word "ebooks" in them. Change it if you want. The two -filetype parameters are also used to filter out bogus results... filelists do not appear as .html or .htm files, you know.

Google can be used in a myriad of ways. It's just the trick of knowing what to type in. Some people even say that you can find anything with it... which I don't really believe.

Well anyway, check out www.fravia.com.. that site contains huge amounts of information on searching the web. I found that ebook search trick from that site too, although I applied another trick a bit to come up with it.

If you're a lazy bastard who can't figure out things yourself, j0hnny has a large google hack database.


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:20 AM  

  • heres a bookmarklet

    javascript:string=""+(window.getSelection?window.getSelection():document.getSelection?document.getSelection():document.selection.createRange().text);if(!string)string=prompt("type in your key words","place your search string here");void(location.href='http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&num=100&filter=0&safe=off&q=intitle:"index of /"+'+string+' ebook size description date -filetype:html -filetype:htm')

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 PM  

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