I asked about something on U&L some time ago. How do I search for my own question, based on a word in the subject line? For the search - I only want results with questions from me. Can that be done, if so how?

  • Since this is not a discussion forum, but a questions and answers site, I changed "posts started by me" to "questions from me" in the text. If this misrepresents what you intended with your Meta question, then please clarify it.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Nov 5, 2023 at 6:29

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It's not too bad, once you know where to look! The way I usually do it is to:

  1. go to the profile, e.g. mine or yours ("current" magic link)
  2. the search box near the top will have inserted text, such as user:117549. Add to that: is:q title:word-to-search-for, such as is:q title:systemd; the resulting search will be limited to questions that you asked that have the given word in the title.

See https://unix.stackexchange.com/help/searching for more search operators. Hat tip to Glorfindel's answer for the /current link.

Kusalananda points out a shorter version:

  1. In the search box, enter: user:me is:q title:word-to-search-for
  2. There is no step 2! :)
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    user:me also works, no need to find the right user ID number.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Nov 5, 2023 at 6:31

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