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Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search?

Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.

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No, it's not possible to do so.

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To clarify: "Generally, punctuation is ignored, including @#$%^&*()=+[]\ and other special characters." (source) –  slhck Jun 26 '11 at 10:36

Google does not recognize regular expressions, but Google Code Search does.


... but this service no longer exists. I am leaving this answer here for posterity, however.

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Obsolete: service has been shut down. –  bytebuster Jan 13 '13 at 16:57
@bytebuster Thanks. I updated my answer. –  kzh Jan 13 '13 at 22:59

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