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I'm trying to set up a site search query for the Python 3.6 library reference page here:

https://docs.python.org/3.6/library/index.html

I tried the following query:

site:docs.python.org/3 string

I get some relevant looking results, but it's not quite narrowed down enough. Using site:docs.python.org/3.6/library doesn't work at all.

Basically I want search results to match this wildcard pattern:

docs.python.org/3.6/library/*

How can I get this to work with Google search?

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Perhaps something like

site:docs.python.org inurl:3.6/library

That should limit results to being in the docs.python.org domain for pages with "3.6/library" somewhere in the URL.

  • Although, looking at what I'm getting back, I'm wondering if that part of their site is properly indexed by Google. I think they, either intentionally or by accident, are keeping Google from indexing that part of the site. Testing on other similar sorts of sites I'm getting good results. – ale Apr 19 '17 at 17:53
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    Looking more, I see <link rel="canonical" href="https://docs.python.org/3/library/index.html" /> in their HTML source. That means they want the URLs to not contain the .6. This works great, though: site:docs.python.org inurl:3/library string. – ale Apr 19 '17 at 17:58
  • Glad you got it working, but sadly this means I get duplicate results across multiple 3.x versions of Python: Same result for python 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 for example. Was wanting to narrow it down to a specific version. – void.pointer Apr 19 '17 at 18:21

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