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How can I search for a string containing a colon?

I'm sorry if this question has already asked; I'm unable to search for it due to the very same bug I am reporting.

: is not allowed for some reason in searches. For example, if you search for std::copy you are redirected to a page that shows you the search option..

I can understand this may be because of advanced searches such as user:1, but can't you make the search work anyway if the string is not an advanced search (such as std::copy)?

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marked as duplicate by John Rudy, ChrisF, Jeff Atwood Dec 17 '09 at 22:28

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Yep, December 7: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/32181 –  John Rudy Dec 17 '09 at 22:16
    
It actually isn't an exact duplicate, the other wasn't a feature request, though I'll make it one now. –  Lance Roberts Dec 17 '09 at 23:14

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This is something a programming site should definitely let you do.

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