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How can I make Google include special characters to search for programming terms? [duplicate]

This comes up from time to time when I want to search for a line of code, and it's perhaps something common to many languages or is a word/phrase outside of programming. The special characters and ...
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1answer
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Search Google for exact string including hyphens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? How to search the internet for terms with special characters I'm trying to do searches on Google (...
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1answer
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Search Google for a term with square brackets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I am trying to search something on Google.com using square bracket(s). Example: "[something" No ...
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1answer
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Search Google with special/punctuation characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? How to search the internet for terms with special characters How do you use Google (or perhaps other ...
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1answer
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How to you use a * in a Google search question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I wanted to search for the phrase asterisk44asterisk (with the asterisk replaced by * of course) ...
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1answer
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How to look up a specific Google phrase having punctuation in it [duplicate]

Before run yum remove ceph-release, I would like to look up ceph-release. But quotes like ' and " still brings results like ceph releases, release ceph. So how to look up exactly "ceph-release"? ...
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1answer
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How to search a string which includes “$” in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I want to search this string in Google 'IPC$' But Google always removes the $, even if I try to ...
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1answer
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Search results of “ ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to search the internet for terms with special characters How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search? I tried to search the string "&#...
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1answer
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How can I search “c— language” in google? [duplicate]

How can I search "c-- language" in google? How does google deal with these kind of special characters?
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1answer
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How to google for “extern void*”? [duplicate]

I want to search for a specific string that unfortunately contains google wildcards (*). How can I search pages where the exact string extern void* appears. (Some of you might have guessed that I am ...
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0answers
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How to Google “::” (double colon) [duplicate]

I would like to search for answers to a problem related to a code issue in PHP with Class::method. While I was searching for answers I realised Google seems to drop the :: in all search queries. The ...
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Searching symbols, non-letter characters in Google [duplicate]

I'd like to search the internet for a string containing a few symbols, namely dashes, pipes and angle brackets. I tried searching for them by typing them into Google but it seems to ignore the ...
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Hidden features of Google Search

What little known tips and tricks do you have for searching on Google? Please note that this question exists because it has a high level of significance, but it is not considered a good, on-...
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How to search the internet for terms with special characters [closed]

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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3answers
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Force Google Search to do absolutely exact match

Is there a way to do a real exact match in Google? Quotes or plus do not make it exact. I'm trying to search for the phrase "offset 0", but the results contain "offset: 0", which is not the same and ...

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