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.


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.

  • Obsolete: service has been shut down. – bytebuster Jan 13 '13 at 16:57

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