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Author Topic: Directory searching  (Read 3676 times)

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Directory searching
« on: September 15, 2009, 10:01:25 PM »
Maybe I'm having a serious "senior moment", but I thought I had used this type of search before (and thought it was really cool!):

Given a directory D:\My\Important\Docs, type "My Docs\\" in FARR, and (after the search finishes, obviously) have the D:\My\Important\Docs directory show up in the results list.

But now it doesn't seem to work that way - I get no hits at all, and I've verified that the directory is being searched.  Should this type of search work or not?

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 10:09:51 PM »
just to help me understand whats going on, can you try typing:
my docs +\

and see if it finds it.

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 10:14:20 PM »
It does not.  It does find it if I type my\important, of course...

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 10:16:17 PM »
It also does not find "my important", fwiw...

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 11:01:36 PM »
ah yes thats an interesting issue..
let me check into it.

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 07:51:42 AM »
Thanks, mouser.  One other thing:  I was trying to get the exclude subdirectories feature to work and couldn't seem to make it do anything.  I was particularly interested in preventing the search from recursing .svn subdirectories, but nothing I put in seemed to work.  (e.g. all .svn directories have an "entries" file.  I tried the following strings in the "Exclude subdirectories whose full path..." field, without success: "svn", ".svn", "\.svn\", and ".svn\", in an attempt to prevent the "entries" file from showing in the results list.  However, this does work:  "\.svn".

This is an issue I was about to ask about a while back because I thought it didn't work, but then found a way.  Now, I'm wondering if it's related in any way, and thought it might be useful to you (as info) or to others (in case they can't get it to work). 

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 10:38:20 AM »
well that certainly seems like a clear bug, i'll look into that as well.

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Re: Directory searching
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 08:12:52 AM »
(Sorry, mouser, but I had it on my calendar that I should try to be a pain in the butt to somebody today, and it turned out to be you...)

Have you had a chance to look at this one any more?