How can I find links that contain a certain string inside of them?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Confluence Search Syntax

I want to find all the pages that contain a certain string within them.

Recently we changed URLs on a site, and we want to change all of the outgoing links on Confluence to the new site URL.

Is it possible to do a search which returns all pages that contain a hyperlink with a specific word?

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No, no search and replace, but simply searching the url (and all versions of it, like FQDN and short-names) within brackets should return all pages. If you can afford downtime i would simply shutdown confluence, dump the database, and sed replace all urls, and reimport the database again. Once you restarted confluence it might need a re-index too.

Thanks Jonas. I'm not sure I follow the "in brackets" part. What would my search string look like if I wanted to find links to www.example.com?

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