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Search the Infrastructure Management Documentation with Google

Blog Post created by Mary_Clark Employee on May 10, 2017

Google is indexing the CA documentation site, docops.ca.com, every day. Here's how you can use Google to search only the CA Unified Infrastructure Management documentation.

 

Google uses the site: parameter to limit a search to a specific site. Since the CA UIM documentation is stored on two sites, you'll need to specify searching either the main CA UIM site or the CA UIM Probes site.

 

To do a Google documentation search, go to the Google home page and enter your search parameters.  Here are some examples:

  • To search for the literal string "Development Tools" in the CA UIM 8.5 documentation enter:

site:docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management/8-5/en "Development Tools"

The results look like this:

Google Search Results

 

Once you know how a documentation site URL is constructed, you can customize a search to target any CA UIM version.

 

site:docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management/8-5/en "Development Tools"

 

  • docops.ca.com is always the base URL.
  • To search the CA UIM site for any version, add /ca-unified-infrastructure-management
  • Next, you'll need to specify the CA UIM version to search.
    • For version 8.4, add /8-4
    • For version 8.5, add /8-5
    • For version 8.5.1, add /8-5-1
  • And finally, add /en for English

The Probes site is a little different, since it is not versioned. All probes are documented in the -probes/ga URL like this:

 

site:docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/ga/en

 

To keep you out of trouble, here are a few tips to make your searching smoother:

  • Don't put spaces between site: and the URL. Google doesn't like this: site: docops.ca.com
  • In fact, don't put spaces before or after the colon in any search parameter.
  • You can get Google to tell you what it knows about a site by replacing the word site: with info: Try this:

 

info:docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/ga/en

 

  • You can use cache:<URL> to search the latest cached version of the site that Google has. One good use for this is to find out how long it's been since Google last scanned the site.

 

cache:docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/ga/en

 

  • "Things in quotes" are searched literally, but capitalization doesn't matter, even in quotes.
  • You can use OR between search terms and between literal quoted strings.
  • You can put a minus sign in front of words or quoted strings you don't want returned in the search

cat OR dog -collar

There are many more things you can do to customize a search. To find out, what else? try Googling "Google Search Tips"

 

Happy Searching!

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