ok so to answer the first question -- it can't be done currently but i have been thinking about adding something like that.. it wouldn't be too hard to have a table of filename patterns -> aliases that can run on them.
I was thinking something in the lines of getting context menu items and adding those as actions on every file. Or at least the open with list items.
as for the file explorer to farr, i recall that something like this may exist.. or maybe it's the reverse that exists, going from farr search into file explorer..
I did a quick research on that and found no elegant solution. Best what I can come up with is using the clipboard. If you copy files they end up in clipboard as DataFormats.FileDrop
which is a string containing the list of filenames. I tried putting all that in a plugin but it made no sense, since I couldn't get a plugin to activate as soon as FARR is activated.
Maybe this technique can be adapted to ewemoa's
solution as a quick fix, but I think that should become a core function in the long run.
Another thing that comes to mind is what to do when multiple files are selected? The only thing I can think of right now is to add another field/simple result list/tab/something to FARR that could hold multiple selected files. And that the main result window shows actions available to those files. But I am thinking too much Quicksilver
way, which is not that bad by itself but I don't want FARR to suffer a lot of changes.