Query Syntax

The following special operators and modifiers can be used for query building.

Phrase search operator

When you put a word or phrase in quotes, the results will only include sites with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes.

Example: "math.min.js"

Combine phrases

Combine searches for multiple phrases or keywords.

Example: "<html lang=\"fr\">" bootstrap


Operator NOT

When you use a dash before a word or keyphrase, it excludes sites with that info from your results.

Example: "amcharts.js" -bootstrap

Operator site:

Get results from certain top-level domain.

site:de bootstrap
site:it bootstrap
site:edu bootstrap
site:legal bootstrap

Escape internal quotes

To use a double quote which is used to enclose strings, you need to escape it using the backslash character.

Example: "<html lang=\"fr\">"


Double backslashes

Escaping a backslash with another backslash is required. Two consecutive backslashes will be interpreted as a single backslash.

Example: "\\x5f\\x70\\x6fp"