Exclude temp folders

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tpierzina
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Exclude temp folders

Post by tpierzina » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:37 pm

First: Everything is amazing, thank you!

Second: I have exclsuions set up for specific folders (C:\Temp) and certain file types (*.tmp). But I'm having trouble getting a Filter to work properly for a "temp" folder that can exist in several locations.

E.g., my build scripts all create a working folder called BUILD under the root of the project. I'd like to instruct Everything to ignore those folders and anything inside them. I tried excluding a filter BUILD, *BUILD*, */BUILD/*, *\\BUILD\\*, etc., but nothing seems to work.

What am I doing wrong?

David
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Re: Exclude temp folders

Post by David » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:23 am

I am aware of this issue with folder filters.

It should be fixed for the next release of "Everything".

Try added the following two filters:
New filter:
Type: Exclude.
Filter:

Code: Select all

*\build\*
Apply to: Files and folders.

New filter:
Type: Exclude.
Filter:

Code: Select all

build
Apply to: folders only.

tpierzina
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Re: Exclude temp folders

Post by tpierzina » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:43 pm

Well done, that did it! :D

jim
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Re: Exclude temp folders

Post by jim » Fri May 01, 2009 2:17 am

LOVE Everything, thank you!

Wanted to quickly mention that I ran into this issue with Subversion folders as well (they are named .svn). I tried the suggestion above, creating a files-and-folders exclusion filter on *\.svn\* and a folders-exclusion on .svn, but those folders still showed up in the results.

No biggie, happy to wait for the next release, just wanted to let you know.

Thanks again!

Jim

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