Google and suggested combination searches

Google impressed me today, doing something very basic and core: search.

I wanted to be reminded of the syntax for .forward files, which are unix-geeky files. So I searched for “.forward”. Google, as usual, throws away some/all punctuation in its searches, so the first batch of results were for “forward”. But then it also showed me:

See results for: .forward file

and

Also see .forward unix

and

Google Groups results for .forward

All of which were right on.

Trent just found out that search for .text also shows up searches for “.text” and “dottext”. Fascinating.

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