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Author Topic: FARR Alias "f"  (Read 3758 times)

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FARR Alias "f"
« on: October 11, 2008, 07:04:11 PM »
I'm wondering about the alias triggered by "f", which I looked through the aliases list to find that it's supposed to look up processes running in the background. When I type in an entry such as "firefox.exe" it takes me to http://file-extensio...xtension_firefox.exe. It says I should click on a link to find out more about that process, but it takes me to http://www.liutiliti...eextensionseeker/rb/, which tries to sell me a product named Uniblue RegistryBooster.

In the alias section of FARR it shows the following in the "results" window.


File Extension Seeker (Example: txt) - $$1 | http://file-extensio.../filename_extension_$$1 /ICON=icons\file_ext_seeker.ico
FILExt / File Extension (Example: txt) - $$1 | http://filext.com/de...llist.php?extdetail=$$1 /ICON=icons\filext.ico

I like the idea of using FARR to look up background processes, but this just seems like spam; and I know that FARR would never intentionally that. So is there anyone out there with the same problem, or have suggestions/advice, etc.?

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 07:08:27 PM »
This is the "fileinfo" alias, activated by typing something like:
fileinfo mdb
and it tells you about the .mdb file extension.

These are both sites for giving info on FILE EXTENSIONS.. we probably should add some more items to that fileinfo alias that return info about specific files like "system.dat" not just file extensions.

If anyone has any recommendations let me know.

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 06:50:07 AM »
I'm wondering about the alias triggered by "f", which I looked through the aliases list to find that it's supposed to look up processes running in the background. When I type in an entry such as "firefox.exe" it takes me to http://file-extensio...xtension_firefox.exe. It says I should click on a link to find out more about that process, but it takes me to http://www.liutiliti...eextensionseeker/rb/, which tries to sell me a product named Uniblue RegistryBooster.

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I like the idea of using FARR to look up background processes, but this just seems like spam; and I know that FARR would never intentionally that. So is there anyone out there with the same problem, or have suggestions/advice, etc.?

the second site in the alias, http://filext.com has the following text on this site: "Filext.com is a free online resource by Uniblue". for me, having Uniblue on-board is bad enough so i edited the alias to remove it.

also the other site, http://file-extension.net (which is by DC member [user]Mark0[/user] incidentally) has had some changes in the search query so the current one in Farr wouldn't work. so i updated the search query as well.

please find attached the zip file containing the changes. To install, unzip and copy the files into Farr's Core Alias folder. This folder by default is normally like this:
C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\AliasGroups\Installed\Core_Aliases


please let me know if anything gets broken because of this new alias. ;)



Edit1: re-uploaded due to a typo. (MD5: 719BBD672E31A0FA70F8FE2C7C0D0BE1)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 06:48:33 AM by lanux128 »

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 06:02:31 PM »
I hope these changes will be included in the next release? :)
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 07:41:50 PM »
hopefully it'll be included, someone should get mouser's attention on this. :)

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 08:11:01 PM »
ok so just update the core stuff with lanux's latest?

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 12:17:08 AM »
ok so just update the core stuff with lanux's latest?

you can do a diff comparing between the current alias and the one that i posted. :)

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Re: FARR Alias "f"
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 06:46:48 AM »
i just realized that the earlier upload had a typo in it, please use the newly uploaded version. :-[