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Author Topic: Explicit directory search for parameters  (Read 1460 times)

john_hammond

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Explicit directory search for parameters
« on: May 07, 2013, 07:00:37 AM »
I am note sure if this is possible yet, but I would like to use the explicit directory search when typing alias or other application parameter. So for example, when I start typing c:\ after notepad, FARR should show the directory browse window below and help me find the file faster:
notepad c:\test\doc.txt

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Re: Explicit directory search for parameters
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 07:05:40 AM »
In the help file look for the topic "Using Alias Action Keywords" which is about 10 down in the "Advanced Use" chapter.

Basically if you make an alias that uses $$1, you can write +aliasname in your search when you do an explicit directory search to launch the alias on the found file.

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Re: Explicit directory search for parameters
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 10:02:05 AM »
Thanks. I've tried that, but it seems I've added a conflicting alias, which prevented it from working. Now I've removed the conflict and it works.

Just a little clarification for the help file. It says:
Now you can type in your search:
+hexedit mydocsearch...
but probably should be:
Now you can type in your search:
mydocsearch +hexedit
Because if you type the alias in the beginning, it does not work (at least for me).

P.S.: I've just started using FARR and so far it is quite good!

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Re: Explicit directory search for parameters
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 12:28:38 PM »
Thanks very much for the report john i will fix help file!