The format is similar to Google's search format. Each line is called a filter, and a filter can contain one or more keywords (separated by a space).
If there are more than one keywords, then the filter will match if all of those keywords match.
|Google Alerts alternative||Can anyone recommend an alternative to Google Alerts?|
|Google Alerts alternative||Can anyone recommend something similar to Google Alerts?|
Keywords are case insensitive.
By default word boundaries are taken into account and special characters such as ? or - are ignored.
|mentionme.app||I like MentionMe. .app is a funny domain though.|
You can match keywords exactly and skip word boundary logic by putting them in backticks (`). Matching is still case insensitive.
|`mentionme.app`||I like MentionMe. .app is a weird domain though.|
To match words in order use the double quote (").
|Google Alerts||Alerts by Google|
|"Google Alerts"||Alerts by Google|
Filters starting with "//" (two slashes) and empty lines are ignored.
Match a particular user with author:username (must match exactly). This keyword may be used only once per filter.
Match a particular site with site:urlsubstring (the URL must contain this string) This keyword may be used only once per filter.
|author:tptacek site:news.ycombinator.com security||match comments by tptacek on Hacker News that contain the word security|
|site:indiehackers.com "slack bot"||See who's developing new Slack bots on Indie Hackers|