I sometimes see questions that I know are duplicates because I've answered another question that asked the same thing. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the exact question I answered before so that I can mark a duplicate.

Is there a way to use the search to search for keywords only in my answers?


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Yes, there is. You can use search using the following:

<keyword> user:me is:a

This will search for answers (is:a = is an answer) by you that contain the word <keyword>. If you want to search for all posts by you (answers and questions), just remove the is:a part.

Here's an example of looking for the word local in posts by me:

You can pretty much use this for everything else in the search. For instance, you can use it to search for questions of a specific tag by you using [tag] user:me. This will display all questions/answers by you on questions that were tagged with tag.

  • that search all posts not only answers.
    – Braiam
    Aug 6, 2014 at 17:26
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    Add is:a to filter for just answers.
    – Seth
    Aug 6, 2014 at 17:27
  • Or you can use is:q to filter for just questions. Thank you I also was looking for this commands. thanks Oct 8, 2014 at 13:40

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