Possible bug with \xxx

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daspud
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Possible bug with \xxx

Post by daspud » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:26 am

In trying to find all folders with xxx in their names. I tried both \xxx and \ xxx in 636b

In both cases I get results with xxx in the file name and no xxx in the path. I was thinking that was not a match.

David, what are you thinking about that? :)

void
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Re: Possible bug with \xxx

Post by void » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:44 am

The \ is treated literally.
\xxx
Will only match files and folders that start with xxx.
This will also match files and folders in paths that have a folder that starts with xxx.

C:\abc\xxx123 matches.
C:\abc\12xxx3 does not match.

C:\xxx123\abc matches.
C:\12xxx3\abc does not match.
\ xxx
Is two separate terms: \ AND xxx.
\ will match all files and folders except for the roots as they have no paths.
xxx will match only filenames, not the whole paths.

If you want to find xxx anywhere in the path, please enable match path from the search menu, or use the path: modifier:

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path:xxx
You can also use wildcards to find xxx anywhere in the path:

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*xxx*\*

daspud
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Re: Possible bug with \xxx

Post by daspud » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:21 pm

Oh, I had not thought about files starting with xxx because they don't appear on the screen that way, but of course if you look at them as a complete path and name then it does indeed match......

I should have known better than to doubt Search Everything. :)

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