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Author Topic: Few questions  (Read 3540 times)

djbobo

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Few questions
« on: May 13, 2009, 04:50:15 AM »
Hi,

I have some things I would like to do w/ FARR and I don't know if it's possible, few of them are to turn FARR into a runner/launcher app and less a searching app.
1. Sometimes, I just want run something which the system recognizes w/o searching. like running explorer or some other application which dir is in the windows %path%.
2. I know there is an issue with network shares. but I would really like to just to type \\remote-pc\ and hit enter w/o searching recursively. Or, to be a little more greedy, and let FARR return then a search results only within the current level of the share, and then just continue to browsing like that until I reach my desired folder.
3. Could be aliases commands added to history as I use them a lot?

Thanks

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 04:57:06 AM »
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1. Sometimes, I just want run something which the system recognizes w/o searching. like running explorer or some other application which dir is in the windows %path%.

just type:

run yourfile.exe

farr will search the path and find and run it.

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#3 is coming.
#2 let me think about.

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 05:58:28 AM »
Thanks mouser,
But why isn't it working using an alias?

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 11:41:51 AM »
"run" is an alias -- it simply tells farr to launch what you type after the "run" keyword.
i.e. the run alias is:
run $$1 | $$1 /ICON=icons\farr\core-sysutils_run.ico

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 06:32:19 AM »
OK, made that work as a workaround to just open network shared.
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\\$$1 | explorer.exe "\\$$1"Many thanks.

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 06:05:20 PM »
3. Could be aliases commands added to history as I use them a lot?

Please register another vote for this feature! Without it, I find myself using aliases less, since I would not be able to repeat the same command as quickly. Thank you!

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 06:10:32 PM »
one tip in the meantime is to use ctrl+up and ctrl+dn to cycle through your search history.

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Re: Few questions
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 06:39:22 PM »
Thanks, mouser, that's handy!