Help browser search
docsearch opens the Help browser and displays
the documentation home page. If the Help browser is already open,
but not visible, then
docsearch brings it to the
the documentation for pages with words that match the specified expression
and highlights them. To clear highlighting, press the Esc key.
To search third-party or custom documentation, you must first run
to build a search database for the additional help files.
Search for Single Words
Find all documentation pages that contain the word plot.
Search for Multiple Words
Find documentation pages containing the words plot and tools.
docsearch plot tools
Expand the search to include variations of the word plot, such as plotting or plots, using a wildcard character (*).
docsearch plot* tools
Find pages containing either word, but not necessarily both words, using the
docsearch plot OR tools
Narrow the search to pages that include an exact phrase by enclosing the phrase in quotation marks.
expression — Expression that defines search terms
Expression that defines search terms, specified as a character vector. Expressions can include:
Quotation marks to specify exact phrases, such as
Boolean operator keywords in uppercase (listed here in order of precedence):
*) wildcard characters, except at the beginning of a word or in an exact phrase (Searches require that at least two characters in the expression are not wildcard characters)
To access third-party or custom documentation without the
docsearchcommand, open the Help browser and navigate to the documentation home page. Then, at the bottom of the page, click Supplemental Software.
Introduced before R2006a