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    Searching for Snippets in People's Source Codes.. Does an Engine Exist?

    I'm wondering if there is a search egine that searches source code rather than site content. Would come in really handy if there is... Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe27 View Post
    I tried this and it doesn't seem to search the soruce code of people's websites as far as I can tell because it couldn't even pick up popular snippets of code from peoples sites.

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    Ok, I'm sorry. But what is exactly what you want to do. You could look at the sourcecode of website by rightclick -> view source, but ofcourse you cannot look at the php-files on the server.

    Do you want a search engine to look into the html output files? For what purpose if I may ask?

    Christophe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe27 View Post
    Ok, I'm sorry. But what is exactly what you want to do. You could look at the sourcecode of website by rightclick -> view source, but ofcourse you cannot look at the php-files on the server.

    Do you want a search engine to look into the html output files? For what purpose if I may ask?

    Christophe
    For researching some web applications I may plan to use. I wish to see what types of sites are using them which would help judge whether or no they are effective.

    The applications require a snippet of code to be placed in the source so if I could search I could find.

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    So you are actually looking for a search engine which search in open source web applications? I don't know any of these ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe27 View Post
    So you are actually looking for a search engine which search in open source web applications? I don't know any of these ...
    No a search engine that browses source code rather than like a standard search engine where it browses the sites content.

    Say I wanted to find who all had a certain WordPress theme installed.

    I would just have to search for.

    wp-content/themes/themename

    and I would get a lits of results.

    Annoyingly I still I haven't found anything.

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