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- David Cook
July 30, 2003, 5:31 pm
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it always does what's expectied.
But, say that I want a phrase that contains an embedded ":" character
as "text:foo". If you do a search with
as the exact phrase, you get all sorts of hits where 'text' appears and
'foo' also appears, and the colon character need not appear anywhere.
So, what's up with this? And, more importantly, is there any way to
contruct a Google
groups search that will do what I want?
It's almost like someone needed to invent an 'advanced-advanced' search. Or
there a page on Google somewhere that tells me how to 'excape' certain
and tells me what characters ARE meta characters?
[As I recall, other search engines such as AltaVista, have a special
notation to accomplish
what I want. But, then it may not also support 'news-GROUPs' as a separate
domain. So, I want to do this on Google if possible.]
Dave [who is in mumble mode about Google 'exact phrase']
Re: Google groups advanced search - 'exact phrase' doesn't always work as expected
Your line wrapping sucks! If you don't know how to master this
simulation of a newsreader - get a real newsreader.
Google treats colons (:) and many other non-alphanumeric characters
as spaces. You cannot search for colons in Google.
What's the most irritating thing on Usenet?