When searching for "MON$ATTACHMENTS"" it searches for "MONATTACHMENTS".

Likewise, searching for "MON$ATTACHMENTS" still searches for "MONATTACHMENTS".

It seems like it is impossible to search for something with a $ (dollar sign) in it.

It should have found (at least) this one.

  • You'll have to use Bing or some other search engine.
    – random
    Commented Feb 19, 2010 at 7:39
  • Most search engines (including Bing) strip special characters out before doing the search. Trying to search for file system paths is very frustrating. I raised a similar question over here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/52834/… It would be very nice for a site aimed at technical people to have a tech-friendly search function.
    – Ladadadada
    Commented Jun 8, 2010 at 9:54

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Quoting it appears to work, at least now in 2012:


Note that if you're specifically looking for a value in code (such as a $-prefixed variable in PHP), you can use the semi-secret code: operator to do so: code:"$i" vs. "$i" (the latter finds occurrences of "i" without the $ prefix).

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