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Last post Author Topic: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine  (Read 50696 times)

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2008, 05:39:30 AM »
If possible, a FARR plugin based on this program would be nice.
Just create an alias with Everything's command line.
Code: [Select]
^ev(.*)
Everything Search $$1 | C:\program files\everything\Everything.exe -search $$1


Thanks alot edbro :Thmbsup: That's just perfect.

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2008, 07:08:09 AM »
That is what he tells everyone :)
He says it's already on his list of things to do  :Thmbsup:

- and so to me:

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Hi Curt, Thank you for your reply.
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Wow, I am so impressed with your Everything! Next step surely must be to integrate with (replace) Explorer\'s search box just the same way the fine SearchGT does. This is my number one feature request, please!

This is on my "Things to do" list

However, he gave me another important information:

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Number two [feature request] must be for you to set up a donate button, even though experience tells that very few will use it.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated and will help with the development of "Everything". I am only giving out my donation information for those that ask: [hint] [link]: paypaldonateblue.gif [/hint]
Kind regards, David Carpenter

It would be so cool if he really does write such a version!  :up:


Edited:
This was my post # 2345  :)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2008, 07:44:37 AM by Curt »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2008, 11:26:33 AM »
Indeed (and congratulations on 2345 - nice  :Thmbsup:)! Thanks for the PayPal link - I didn't get that "bit" in the note I received from David. I like Everything a lot! Right off to make a donation  :)
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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2008, 02:29:37 AM »
Beta 1.2.0.323 is out. Type & Extension columns added plus some more minor stuff.

Changes
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Thursday, 13 November 2008: Version 1.2.0.323
   fixed an issue when searching for wildcards with match path enabled
   fixed delete for files and folders in different folders
   fixed a portability issue with the default database and log locations
   fixed an issue with long file names
   fixed the folder and file selection after sorting and changing search parameters
   added extension and type columns
   added support for external file managers via the ini file


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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2008, 09:51:39 AM »
Beta 1.2.0.323 is out. Type & Extension columns added plus some more minor stuff.

Changes

added support for external file managers via the ini file

If I can set it to work with Total Commander, I'll be very happy  :)

Update: I can !!!
I'll have what she's having
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 01:48:30 PM by city_zen »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2008, 07:38:24 PM »
Beta 1.2.0.323 is out.

Changes

added support for external file managers via the ini file

Does "external file managers" include everyone's Explorer:tellme:

Edited: -and if so; HowTo ??
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 07:40:00 PM by Curt »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2008, 11:39:31 PM »

Does "external file managers" include everyone's Explorer:tellme:

Edited: -and if so; HowTo ??


Not sure if I understand what you mean  :huh: , but opening files and folders in Windows Explorer is the default behavior of Everything.
Just right click on any item of the list and choose "Explore" or "Explore Path". It should open the folder (or the older containing the chosen file) in Windows Explorer.
What I did was modify that behavior so that they open in Total Commander instead  ;)
I'll have what she's having

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2008, 03:15:29 AM »
- oh, it does not use Explorer for anything other than to open files. Hmm... For a second I was thinking it already would use Explorer's search boxes, as we just have been requesting. That would have been a rapid response!!

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2008, 06:29:58 AM »
Hi, do you think it is possible to have files automatically ordered by date, descending?

/Stefano

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2008, 09:38:25 AM »
As things stand right now (all files displayed in the results list when the program starts up) that seems like a pretty bad idea. Just try to sort by date without searching for anything and watch the program freeze up, it's the same delay you would face each time you start the app if it sorted by date as default. It would make sense if the sorting was done by a separate thread and a new search would terminate sort + re-sort.

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2008, 09:46:32 AM »
Ok , I understand the 'sorting by date' issue. I was asking since I can do it with locate32: it seems that result in this case is not sorted afterwards, but "during" the search...

/Stefano

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2008, 06:52:04 PM »
Just create an alias with Everything's command line.
Code: [Select]
^ev(.*)
Everything Search $$1 | C:\program files\everything\Everything.exe -search $$1

A small modification to make multiple search phrases carry over from the FARR input box to Everything:

Code: [Select]
^ev(.*)
Everything Search $$1 | C:\program files\everything\Everything.exe -search "$$1"

edit 090321: sorry, I meant to quote this post but ended up editing it. I think it is reset to how it previously was now.  :-[
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 06:08:02 AM by Nod5 »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2008, 06:39:25 AM »
Just create an alias with Everything's command line.
Code: [Select]
^ev(.*)
Everything Search $$1 | C:\program files\everything\Everything.exe -search $$1

A small modification to make multiple search phrases carry over from the FARR input box to Everything:

Code: [Select]
^ev(.*)
Everything Search $$1 | C:\program files\everything\Everything.exe -search "$$1"

Thanks, thats even better.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2009, 02:43:23 AM »
Beta 1.2.1.352b has been released.

Changes
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009: Version 1.2.1.352
   improved searching performance with wildcards by upto 5 times
   improved searching performance by upto 30%
   added the option to exclude hidden and system files
   improved the exclude list
   added a basic text export option
   improved ETP/FTP/HTTP performance
   improved text rendering output and performance
   improved rendering performance when updating the UI due to a large amount of changes to the file system.
   fixed start menus for Vista
   added search only mode for HTTP/FTP servers
   added shortcut keys for search options
   fixed opening a folder that had the same name as an executable
   fixed the FTP REST position
   fixed unicode IPC queries
   fixed sorting by descending size
   fixed characters being displayed incorrectly with the HTTP server
   fixed copying files and folders in different folders.
   fixed drag drop shortcuts
   added special case wildcards
   added utf8 support for the FTP server
   added keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Enter to open path


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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2009, 10:26:10 AM »
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improved searching performance by upto 30%
So...now it only takes 0.00003 seconds to search?

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2009, 10:41:43 AM »
Hehe! Yeah, I wasn't too kicked about that "leap" in speed. I'm hoping for features like results by category & thumbnail view for images.

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2009, 05:08:00 PM »
Thanks Nosh.

Though I have been using the previous beta version and the "Check for Updates" link said I had the latest - even a few minutes ago. Doesn’t work I guess.

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2009, 05:15:09 PM »
one problem I have had with Everything, and actually with RecentX also, is that they try to index changes in real-time.  If I am copying a large number of files with Directy Opus, or for that matter if I am moving them, archiving them into a zip archive - any file operation that involves large numbers of files - both Everything and RecentX start spinning to update their indices with those changes. On some occasions RecentX is using 40 - 45% CPU and Everything is close behind with 25 - 30%. Throw in a little activity from NOD32 - which apparently wants to see what all the hubbub is about - and Directory Opus can't even get the copying done because there aren't enough CPU resources left for it! of course this delays the entire copy/move/archive process and thus causes both RecentX and Everything to both sit there spinning - and using CPU - waiting for the job to continue.

I usually end up closing or ending processes for both. Wish they had a way to regulate their indexing.

Jim

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2009, 11:19:06 PM »
I usually end up closing or ending processes for both. Wish they had a way to regulate their indexing.
Is this something Process Tamer can handle?

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #69 on: February 10, 2009, 11:50:30 PM »
Everything itself has priority settings for its 'Icon Load' and 'Read File Info' threads, both are set to idle by default. 25-30% consumption does seem on the high side, though so I guess the 'Read File Info' is about updating the results list and nothing to do with indexing.

I wish there was a slightly more open way to interact with the author than 1 on 1 emailing.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 12:01:22 AM by nosh »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2009, 02:19:32 PM »
Here is an AHK script for replacing the current folder search in Explorer (CTRL+F). Why? Because I often use small Explorer windows and the default search sidebar the takes up almost the entire window so using Everything is quicker compared to resizing the explorer window.
Code: [Select]
;-- EverythingExplorer ---
;-- replace explorer CTRL+F active folder search with Everything
;-- AHK script by nod5 -- http://nod5.dcmembers.com/
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
^F::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
^F::
WinGet, xid, ID, A
ControlGetText,xpath, Edit1, ahk_id %xid%
run, %A_ProgramFiles%\Everything\Everything.exe -search "%xpath%\ "
return
A problem though: when the path includes spaces, the above does not work. I need to pass a quoted path to Everything. I tried
Code: [Select]
""%xpath%\" "and
Code: [Select]
"""%xpath%\"" "and
Code: [Select]
"^"%xpath%\^" "but that didn't work. Any ideas on how to get it to work?
edit: once the path issue is sorted a similar script could be made to do the searches through FARR via the FARR everything plugin.

edit2:
temporary workaround, with barely noticeable delay:
Code: [Select]
;-- EverythingExplorer ---
;-- replace explorer CTRL+F active folder search with Everything
;-- AHK script by nod5 -- http://nod5.dcmembers.com/
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
^F::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
^F::
WinGet, xid, ID, A
ControlGetText,xpath, Edit1, ahk_id %xid%
;run, %A_ProgramFiles%\Everything\Everything.exe -search "%xpath%\ "
run, %A_ProgramFiles%\Everything\Everything.exe
WinWaitActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
ControlSetText,Edit1,"%xpath%"%A_Space%, ahk_class EVERYTHING
ControlSend,Edit1,{End},ahk_class EVERYTHING
return
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 02:39:35 PM by Nod5 »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2009, 03:33:32 AM »
New version out now. http://www.voidtools.com/download.php
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Friday, 13 March 2009: Version 1.2.1.371
Long list of changes but that's due to making the beta official. Not sure what changed since last beta.
http://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2009, 11:26:39 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, Nosh  :Thmbsup: - downloading it now  :)
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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2009, 12:00:45 PM »
You're welcome, superboyac!  ;D

:P

BTW, people who want to be updated about beta versions should subscribe to the feed.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2009, 12:05:23 PM by nosh »

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Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine
« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2009, 12:42:29 PM »
I think both gosh, larwin and not5 are welcome...


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