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Author Topic: Feature Request v2 - searching for folders  (Read 3059 times)

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Feature Request v2 - searching for folders
« on: July 12, 2005, 09:58:22 PM »
kfitting and i have talked about this a long time ago and it will definitely be in v2.
the tricky part is how to let user say to search folders.

i was thinking to use the / or \ character to mean folder.

so if you type mp3/
then you would be asking f&R to find all FOLDERS(DIRECTORIES) that have mp3 in them.
files would not be listed.

if you typed
mp3/cat
or typed
mp3/ cat
you would be asking to find all FILES with the word cat in them, that have the word mp3 in one of their parent directories

and maybe

mp3/cat *.mp3 would say
find all FILES with the word cat in them, that have the word mp3 in one of their parent directories, and end in *.mp3


and double clicking on a folder would launch your file explorer (or a custom configured file explorer) to that location.


any suggestions welcome


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Re: Feature Request v2 - searching for folders
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2005, 10:24:25 PM »
another possibility would be a separate editbox (on same line or differnt) for specifying directory patterns to match against
so you would put directory patterns in one box if you wanted, and file patterns in another.

this might be a more general approach, by having like an "expand" button which would show this folder pattern field, and maybe other fields where you could limit the search in other ways.. not a bad idea.