file:!. question

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file:!. question

Post by w64bit » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:10 pm

when using file:!. folders+files are displayed
when using file: !. only files are displayed

when using folder:!. folders+files are displayed
when using folder: !. only folders are displayed

Is this correct?

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Re: file:!. question

Post by therube » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:22 pm

What are you trying to accomplish?

Looks like
> file: !.
is returning files without extensions,
which is the same as
> ext:

> folder: !.
is returning folders without extensions

looks to be returning all folders AND files without extensions
look to be returning folders without extensions AND all files

Looks like unexpected behaviors in there.

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Re: file:!. question

Post by void » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:58 am

It's a limitation with Everything.

! and file: are both modifiers on the same term.
a space splits the search into to terms, file: AND !search

Everything will work as expected when you introduce a space.
file:!. is actually !file:.
which is why you see folders.

I've changed Everything so it correctly differentiates between !file: and file:! for the next beta update, if you would like to test this now, please try Everything 789b:

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