Talk:Places to search for lang strings

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Not sure where to put this, but here goes. Often a Moodle user will like to adjust a particular sting the he sees when using Moodle. It is often a problem to find WHICH PHP file is the one that it is associated with. I think I have even tried doing a search in a local moodle install to try to find a string and I don't think that worked as well as I had hoped. The best thing would be a search option built into Moodle. Could a browser plugin like firebug or webdeveloper be of any assistance?

Also the link to phpdocs at the bottom of the page doesn't work Jeff Forssell 08:55, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

You might like MDL-19467 - implemented in HEAD.--Tim Hunt 13:58, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
That sounds good. But it is only for 2.0? Is there any sandbox to try it in? Or just by making a local 2.0 beta install?
I have spent an hour now trying to find what HEAD really means. I have a vague contextual feeling from many Using Moodle posts, but I would like to understand it. Could you put in something here: Jeff Forssell 09:31, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
HEAD is version control jargon for the latest version, so yes, at the moment it means Moodle 2.0 dev version. (But eventually, after the Moodle 2.0 stable branch is made HEAD will mean 2.1 dev). Look for example, at the links at the top of You can get it from and install it if you want to play. I'll do something with HEAD--Tim Hunt 11:04, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Tim, thanks for your explanation of HEAD which I've added to Developer FAQ. --Helen Foster 13:12, 9 July 2009 (UTC)