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Author Topic: Search for text inside txt or doc files?  (Read 4116 times)

gaiageek

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Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« on: March 27, 2009, 10:31:58 AM »
Is it possible to search for text within text or document files using FARR? I did try with the original config, and looked for plugins, but found no way to do it.

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 10:37:11 AM »
I don't think so. But a very nice idea for a plugin, maybe utilize some other program's feature...

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 11:54:54 AM »
yeah it would really be nice if someone wrote a farr plugin that would interface with some of the desktop search tools that index file content (google desktop search, etc.)

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 06:04:44 PM »
i've actally written one that uses Windows Search. but it misses some icons (for outlook stuff) and it is slow on everything starting with e   :(

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 06:17:53 PM »
share it!!

maybe it shouldnt start searching until at least 4 or 5 characters are typed -- would that speed it up?

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 11:59:24 AM »
share it!!

maybe it shouldnt start searching until at least 4 or 5 characters are typed -- would that speed it up?

Yeah, it probably would. going to try it out when I'm at home again (am skiing this weekend). i'll also post a screenshot of the icons i'd need. maybe someone would be willing to make these?

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 01:16:43 PM »
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i'll also post a screenshot of the icons i'd need. maybe someone would be willing to make these?

dc member hamradio is reallllly good at making icons and has been willing to help out in cases like this.

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 02:09:52 PM »
Indeed! He made all the fabulous FarrMilk icons. That's probably why I didn't dare asking him yet, I think I still owe him for making these. And then I have another FARR plugin in my head, waiting to be developed, which I'll also need icons for. One can always ask though I guess :)

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Re: Search for text inside txt or doc files?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 03:12:55 AM »
Just want to mention that my Windows Search plugin is available now. You can get it from here.