Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it at all possible to submit any form of a regex to google web search? Even a wildcard character would be interesting tool. Or is it literal strings and options only?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Google supports wildcards, actually!

No regular expressions, unfortunately, I doubt even google have the server capacity to perform regex searches on their databases. The wildcard (*) is a fairly powerful tool regardless.

share|improve this answer
Good answer, I figured they wouldn't be capable of handling regex. But the wildcard is good news. – Zombies Jan 28 '10 at 20:05

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.