void wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 5:24 am
Edit: It is noted now in the help link above. Was it always there?
I added the hint as soon as I saw your post.
Ah thanks, thought I was getting senile there..
This can be a curse or a blessing:
nopunc:c:windowssystem32driversetchosts matches C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\ETC\hosts
Yeah, that's what I thought, it's a nice feature but was a bit surprising.
Another note: punctuation you specify in your search will match punctuation in the filename. (in other words, punctuation in your search is not ignored)
eg: The search for movie\s will only match movie\s (and not movies)
That's good to know.. (It's on by default here)
Maybe I can help with improving path matching for you with Match Path disabled under the Search menu..
Is there a reason for using Match Path under the Search menu? Can you give an example of how you use this setting?
Well, match path option is enabled on all my machines by default since I first discovered everything ( I think since everything 1.2 )
It's so integral in my flow that I had to stop and think about how I use it
Match path allows me to be quick and messy without planning ahead
Say I want to find C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\ETC\hosts
I start by typing hosts
- 119 results
I know it's somewhere in windows\system32 so i type system
and there it is. Don't need to type anything else, don't need to prefix system
I want to watch a nice series, let's say Futurama but I don't know which episode I'm on.
I start typing futurama
and get heaps of non-relevant files.
I know it's under the series folder so I type series\
Now it's better and looking at the results, I remember that I was on season 2.
I see in the results that the folder name is something like "futurama season s02 ...." so i just type s02
( Part of the folder name) and now I see what I want.
I know it may sound like a roundabout method for some people but it happens so quickly for me that I don't even have to think about it.
With match path disabled, I could not get partial folder names so easily and would have to invest some time thinking on how to "articulate" what I want...
Hope that explains it..