Exact Literal Text Search

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A search mode that will allow special exact search, for example:

"W.A.R."

...will only return searches that contain `W.A.R.' and not `WAR'.
• posted 5 years and 7 months ago • type: Goodie (Perl functions) Not an Instant Answer idea

anonymous
My face is red. Thanks. Could have sworn this didn't work this morning. No other engine is capable of this.
posted by [UserVoice Wayne] • 5 years and 7 months ago Link
yegg
No worries! We're just happy that you took the time to give your suggestion. Feel free to keep em' coming : )
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 7 months ago Link
yegg
This is currently possible via our quotation syntax. If you wrap your search in quotation marks, it will only return exact matches:

"w.a.r."

You can find the entire list of syntax here: http://help.duckduckgo.com/customer/port...
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 7 months ago Link