Adding time Constants

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amma
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Adding time Constants

Post by amma » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:37 am

Could you add time constants too same as with date constants so we can search files created/modified <last|past|prev|current|this|coming|next> min/hour...etc
This is very helpful in diagnosing OS problems from newly created files and clearing specific cache files from many programs.
Thanks

void
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Re: Adding time Constants

Post by void » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:29 am

I have implemented the option to search for files and folders in the last few minutes / hours for the next release of Everything.

The syntax for this will be:
<dm:|dc:><last|past|prev|coming|next><value><minutes|hours|days|weeks|months|years>

The specified value will be relative to now.

For example, files modified in the last 10 minutes from now:

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dm:last10minutes

amma
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Re: Adding time Constants

Post by amma » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:37 pm

Good to know you are working on this.
BTW, i noticed when you use the Functions dc,dm and attrib as search syntax alone without any search term the program freezes for couple of seconds and the CPU usage jumps to 100% !
The program freezes right after you type the colon.

void
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Re: Adding time Constants

Post by void » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:11 am

Everything does not index file dates. This information is gathered when needed.

Try limiting the search to a specific folder before searching for dates.
For example, only files in C:\somefolder modified today:

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c:\somefolder\ dm:today

daspud
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Re: Adding time Constants

Post by daspud » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:02 pm

void wrote:I have implemented the option to search for files and folders in the last few minutes / hours for the next release of Everything....
Is there some slick way to do this or do you have to look at every file in the system to check the date stamp?

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Re: Adding time Constants

Post by void » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:12 pm

This method has to gather date stamps for all files.

I am working on a new implementation of recent changes, which would make this a lot faster..

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