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what is the +sall modifier! ?

Execuse me mouser...
ignore my previous post. I reinstalled the latest ...60 and it works fine. My fault.

it is me again, my issue was resolved with 59 but got broken altogether with 60. Now, the '+' alias modifier does not work at all, not at the beginning of line or elsewhere. If I may ask that you take a look please.

The '+' alias modifier works fine now when used at the beginning of a line. Issue resolved. thanks

As always, top notch work. I want to thank you for these magic touches of yours.

I welcome pretty much all these enhancements and bug fixes. I would like to pose these 2 questions please ...

- The alias keyword modified '+' does not work if it appears at beginning but works fine if at the end. That is, it launches the files immediately vs. providing it as an argument to alias results. I can live with it but was not sure if this is  your intended behavior.

- You had mentioned there will be some performance enhancements in one your posts but did not see any in the change list. What is the status on this issue?

For everything else, a big thank you.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: SlickRun
« on: March 12, 2007, 12:00 AM »
I used slickrun a while ago for more than a year. It certainly is a good app but development is painfully slow if not halted altogether. Not sure if things have changed since then.

what's cooking? I think you were planing for at least an RC this week. Right?

DonationCoder Projects / Re: Flat File Mini CMS in PHP
« on: March 04, 2007, 09:49 AM »
I read most of the posts on this subject on different posts, but so far no mention of WIT. I think it will appeal to you given the conditions you listed. Take a look

did not use it, but this looks nice

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 25, 2007, 08:41 AM »
FARR 2.00.56 hung again. I noticed the following ...
- it happens everytime I add/edit/remove a number of aliases.
- Issue resolves when removing existing ini and starting with a new one.

I already emailed you the bad ini file.

Find And Run Robot / FARR v2.00.56: Bugs in alias actions words
« on: February 25, 2007, 08:35 AM »
It was a treat to see 56 posted today. I grabbed it and started some testing on it. Here is the list...

- Searching folders not longer showes defined aliases. Fixed.

- The alias action keywords feature is still not working as documented and as I've seen it before (I tested exact same alias on an older version I have v2.00.48). You can confirm it using this test procedure...
1) create an alias 'vi'
2) I left regexp field blank.
3) results contained these 2 lines...
C:\windows\notepad.exe $$1
c:\program files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE $$1

typing 'vi'shows alias results as definedshows nothing
typing '+vi'initiates a search immediately even if you type nothing afterwardsdoes not initiate a search immediately. You have to follow it with some path
selecting a file from search resutlsshows results as defined by alias along with selected file name as an argumentlaunches the file

- Also, I was testing this issue, I had on several occasions to remove and add aliases. This lead to FARR hanging as started using some of my defined aliases. This is same behavior I discussed in a separate thread here https://www.donation...dex.php?topic=7507.0. Removing the older ini file fixed it but I was able to capture the original file. Using it will consistently cause FARR to hang. I will e-mail to you.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Bugs or Inconsistencies in FARR v2.00.55
« on: February 24, 2007, 07:51 AM »
I think the whole explicit directory search feature is broken. Here is how...

Search StringActionComments
c:\program filesshow all subfolders listed.I think this is the intended behavior since we did not end the path with '\'
c:\program files\showed defined aliases, No folders or files showingnot sure if ending string with '\' has any effect.
c:\program files\\ or C:\program files\.still shows aliases.should've shown dirs or files only respectively

Again, I think this is related to the issue I listed in first post. I thought I should bring it to your attention just to be thorough.


Find And Run Robot / Bugs or Inconsistencies in FARR v2.00.55
« on: February 23, 2007, 05:07 PM »
I thought I should start a new thread to isolate my issues in one place instead of having them mingle with other unrelated issues in the main thread.

  • Alias action keyword are not working.
I already described it in the main thread here https://www.donation...x.php?topic=6624.325

  • Aliases are recognized even when they're part of another string
Typing these 2 strings will show alias contents...
'sys' and 'C:\windows\sys'. May be you can have it so that FARR knows when a string is intended for an alias (first word in line) or simply part of another string.

  • Typing directory paths shows all aliases
Typing 'c:\' will list all aliases defined? Not sure why?

It does not work either way '+kill notepad' or 'notepad +kill'.
Two releases ago, I used this feature and it worked just fine. I created an alias 'vi' with results pointing to 3 different file editors followed by $$1. When I typed '+vi application.log' I saw the 3 editors and when clicking on any, FARR showed 'file_editor.exe application.log' as expected.

I was able to get the alias action kwords to work 2 releases ago but not any more. This is what I'm doing...
1- group alias name: kill
2- regexp: blank (left it empty)
3- results: kill $$1 | c:\program files\FindAndRunRobot\Scripts\kill.exe "$$1"
4- typing '+kill notepad' does not initiate any search.

The help topic indicated the alias name should appear with '+' sign. I did that and FARR searched for notepad but it did not execute the kill.exe with file name as argument. Instead, it simply launched notepad.

What am I missing?

this just keep getting better and better. I really do not remember having so much fun beta testing an app like this on.

Nothing major, but I checked out ver55 and I see that you fixed the ordering of results to match the alias definition. Thank you for that.

I also see that you now added these hints for content that appear in the name column and count in  'location'. Wouldn't it be more helpful if you display the hints the other way around. The location column is normally wider and therefore can display more content than the name.

can you please help me understand FARR behavior here...

I created an alias 'sys' defined as follows...

  • RegExp: ^sys (\d+)
  • Results:

LOGOFF $$1 secs | c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -i -l -t $$1
REBOOT $$1 secs | c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -r -f -t $$1
SHUTDOWN $$1 secs | c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t $$1
above INTERACTIVE | c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -i
ABORT above | c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -a

Then I wanted to use the new alias search feature (note that this alias accepts an arguments i.e. number of seconds. These are the scenarios [/li][/list]

  • typing 'sys' behaves as expected as seen here
  • typing 'sys log' also works as expected
  • typing 'sys shutdown' does not narrow it down to that entry

My questions are ...
1- Does does FARR combine both alias search and accepting arguments if both exist?
2- Why did not typing 'sys shutdown' behave just like the others did?

Thank you

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 22, 2007, 08:05 AM »
Just an update. Since my original ini file was overwritten (it was not a big deal), I have not had this hanging issue return. It has been 2 days and FARR is running like a horse shshhshs

what would happen if you have multiple aliases sharing same 3 to 4 letters. What would FARR do? I've seen TARR implement in such a way that by hitting tab key it will cycle you though all aliases sharing same letters you typed. Not sure how FARR would do it though.

Mouse, few quick notes...
- Just installed ..50 and it is truly a gem. It has the most powerful feature I have ever seen in this category of software. I use key modifiers, dir searches (specific and no specific), negating search strings, and now I see you added alias group searches. This is absolutely a dream come true.

- I would like to suggest that you freeze new features for now. Let's focus on stability, performance, and bug issues so you can get an public release out.

- looking forward for the sdk. I would like to develop a plug-in to use to display process and offer the ability to manage them e.g. kill, switch.

- I use this release with ffox2 and bookmarks work just fine.

Thank you for this tremendous work.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 19, 2007, 11:55 AM »
I can see the it stores my aliases, groups, and search folders. This is what happened...

1- shutdown farr
2- renamed ini file.
3- start farr
4- I do no remember seeing this file recreated.
5- renamed file in step 2 back to original.
6- shutdown farr
7- start farr
9- when I examined ini file, all my aliases and customization were gone.

So the ini file I have now is default. When I checked options, everything was back to default. I'm currently building it back again as it was. If this hang happens again, I will make sure I save a copy in a safe place.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 19, 2007, 11:26 AM »
Shortly after posting the above I was monkeying around with c:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.ini file, so I shut it down, renamed the ini file, and re-launched. To my surprise, FARR acted as healthy as it could it be. This is what I did...

- FARR was hanging as described above.
- Re-launched FARR several times, no luck.
- Elevated its priority using PT, no luck.
- Shut it down.
- Renamed existing ini file.
- Started it again. NO hangs. It was instantaneously responsive. 
- The bad part, I lost all my settings. I do not know when and how FARR deals with the ini file.

This may give you some leads into where to look.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 19, 2007, 11:09 AM »
just did. I thought I can get around the hanging issue by raising FARR's priority. No luck.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:29 AM »
sorry for the confusion. I'm using v2.00.46.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 18, 2007, 09:46 AM »
sorry, this is 20046.

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