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Author Topic: IDEA: Windows Shell Add-on/Hack To Enable Regular Expressions Support.  (Read 2529 times)

logic7

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Yes it's me again, the one obsessed with Regular Expressions.  :)

This would certainly increase productivity and usability of Windows if it suddenly supported Regular Expressions.

Donations, more than just the ones that I have in my profile are available for the proper implementaion of this idea.

Thank you.

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Re: IDEA: Windows Shell Add-on/Hack To Enable Regular Expressions Support.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 06:33:28 AM »
What are the primary benefits you envision? What kind of interface would you prefer? What kinds of tasks would you perform?

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Re: IDEA: Windows Shell Add-on/Hack To Enable Regular Expressions Support.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 04:23:13 PM »
What are the primary benefits you envision? What kind of interface would you prefer? What kinds of tasks would you perform?

If it is a shell plug in or add-on, then all software that rely on Windows Shell will benefit from it.

For example, file search, rename, mass rename, delete, mass delete, select, mass select, .....etc.
Instead of using wild cards, regular expressions are far more superior and productive.





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Re: IDEA: Windows Shell Add-on/Hack To Enable Regular Expressions Support.
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 04:41:42 PM »
Well.. I love regex. Seriously, i do. When renaming more than 3 files, i often use regex rename. And i'd love having it system-wide, but... Don't you think this isn't exactly in line with a coding snack? Maybe taking it a bit too far?

The way i've delt with this is using alternative explorers like XYplorer, which feature regex rename, regex delete, regex select, regex find, etc.