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Part: 5 Appendices > Searching for Special Characters as Literals

Searching for Special Characters as Literals

Special characters—most obviously, the greater-than and less-than signs (< and >)—have special meaning for Verity. If you want to actually search for these characters, you must use a backslash (\) to “escape” each special character. For example, if you want to search for documents that contain <TABLE>, you must do it like this:

CRITERIA="\<TABLE\>" 


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