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Search for folders that doesn't have a particular file/folder?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:37 pm
by thorodin
Hi!

I'd like to use regular expressions and search for folders without a particular file/folder.
So let's say I want to look up all of my folders that doesn't have the file or folder called "Text", it'd return a list of folders without "Text".

I am not good at using regular expressions, so if anyone can help me, I'd be very grateful. Thank you

Re: Search for folders that doesn't have a particular file/folder?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:11 pm
by vanisk

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!Text
will list all the files/folders except "Text"

Re: Search for folders that doesn't have a particular file/folder?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:52 pm
by thorodin
Sorry for making you misunderstand me

I don't want to exclude files and folders with "text" in the filename.
I want to exclude folders that have files and folders with "text" in the filename.

Re: Search for folders that doesn't have a particular file/folder?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:59 pm
by vanisk
thorodin wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:52 pm
Sorry for making you misunderstand me

I don't want to exclude files and folders with "text" in the filename.
I want to exclude folders that have files and folders with "text" in the filename.
Sorry, my mistake.

This (might) work

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!child:Text

Re: Search for folders that doesn't have a particular file/folder?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:24 am
by thorodin
Awesome, it worked. Thank you so much.
Is it possible to make it exclude files with the phrase "text" or "orange"?

Re: Search for folders that doesn't have a particular file/folder?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:37 am
by vanisk
thorodin wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:24 am
Awesome, it worked. Thank you so much.
Is it possible to make it exclude files with the phrase "text" or "orange"?

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!child:text|!child:orange

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!child:text|orange