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Author Topic: Farr worst case scenario  (Read 1784 times)

kartal

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Farr worst case scenario
« on: May 18, 2009, 05:01:12 PM »
Hi


Farr is the best app out there but it hits a worst case scenario in sorting which is if the user wants to find an application that is under "\Zfolder\Zappname.eze" where Z is the first letters of the app the user tries to find.

I was wondering if there is a way to force Farr to do random pattern-reverse pattern etc access rather than standard alphabetical order?

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Re: Farr worst case scenario
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 05:07:44 PM »
can you elaborate please.

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Re: Farr worst case scenario
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 05:24:59 PM »
mouser,
It would be nice to have options like "random" searching. For example instead of starting top down (from A to Z in the folders) Farr would start from(g,z,f, etc) starts from a random letter folder name (say Gfoldername) even more maybe next folder name letter(say ZFoldername) will be a random one as well. This is specifically for when Farr is in folder search mode(Farr cannot find the search item in history) .  But the thing is that Farr would finalize the search by making sure that all the folders are hit properly so this  is not about random searching rather its about random starting point.

Lets say you have an exe file under \\Zfolder\\Zapp\\Z.exe, what would be the fastest way to get there? Alphebetical top down search or random access? I know it depends but random access might increase the speed of hit in certain situations. Since Farr is not an indexer, anything that cans peed up searches would be great :)