It is currently:
2023 Jan 28|
Database last updated:
2021 Feb 22
Welcome to XL Search!
XL Search is a search engine, similar to C|Net's "Shareware.com",
which lets you find files (software programs, images, documents, etc.) at an
FTP site and download them to your PC.
If you've got an Atari 8-bit computer or emulator, this is the best
spot to find software fast!!!
Here are some tips:
September 12, 2020 — XL Search is a side project that
I've never had time to work on much, and is probably not particularly
useful these days. Most of the traffic these days just seem to be random
web crawlers, and cybercriminals' bots trying to invoke SQL injections,
not realizing this service doesn't even use a database.
So, I'm planning on shutting it down, soon. I started it literally
half a lifetime ago, and I hope people have gotten some use out of it
during the 23 years it's been online.
When entering search keywords, it may be more useful to type some
descriptive words rather than filenames, just in case the filename is
slightly different than what you're thinking.
Remember, you can also access XL Search via e-mail! Send a blank e-mail
For more information, or to add your own FTP site, please see the
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Atari 8-bit files|
- List more words in the search form to narrow the results.
- Add a "+" before a word to require it. ie, "
- Add a "-" before a word to exclude it. ie, "
- Put a "+" between words to stick them together.
- Or put quotes around words to stick them together.
- Matches are case-insensitive.
- Asterisks ("*") are ignored.