> Is there any reason the '*' in front of directory inclusions is needed? From the help it seems it is not required
> in the workspace options dialog, but it is from the command line?
the reason is: on the command line, you can specify two kinds of things can be supplied after -dir :
root directory names, and sub folder masks. the latter are identified by "!" or a wildcard "*" anywhere in their name.
-dir source include *.svn
loads text from root directories source and include if it's located within .svn sub folders.
In the workspace options dialog, it is not possible to supply multiple root directories in the sub directory filter,
as this would be too complicated. instead, every word in "sub directory filter" is auto prefixed by "*" internally,
to make sure it's used as a sub dir filter.
In a nutshell, the command line is more flexible, but for that it requires a more complex syntax.
And the GUI version is reduced but easier to use and understand.
> Would it be possible to add a recently used folder list of some kind?
I'll put it on the todo, but this will take some time.
What can be done right now, especially with DView Pro, is to simply load everything you might need together into memory,
with a long list of -dir folder1 folder2 folder3 -file ... -dir ... -file ... statements, or by specifying a fileset definition file
(dview -h then search for "defining filesets").
Even faster: create snapfiles with SFK
, which are archive files containting many text files,
then load that with DView. Snapfiles can also be created from fileset definition files (sfk snapto=cache.txt -fileset myset.txt).
This way, I load a set of 20000 files everyday, containing everything I might need (sourcecode of multiple projects, include files
of different operating systems, open source libraries ...) and then I set the path mask to where I really need to search.
> use the open dialog instead of the browse for folder dialog
I use "GetOpenFileName" for the file open dialog, which cannot be used to select folders.
Also I don't see a big difference: no matter if you select "Load folder" or "Load file",
in both cases you can copy/paste a path into the given text entry field.