Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

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instigator
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Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by instigator » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:57 pm

That'll be a killing feature. Example, I want to exclude all the files who start with a single ".,$,%", because most of the times this files/folders are not directly use by the user, but I don't want to exclude files/folders who start with "...,etc", in that scenenario a regexp filter is the solution.
Hope you understand this need and add this awesome feature.

void
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Re: Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by void » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:03 am

I will consider regex excludes, but for now is it possible to use wildcards?

Try adding the following folder filter in the exclude option page:

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$*

TTTTII
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Re: Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by TTTTII » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:55 pm

I realize this is an older thread, but it seems your regex engine still doesn't include an exclude. This would be extremely useful, though I realize not many know regexes well so it may not be a big priority for you. Any other additions to the engine would be great as well.

I do appreciate that support which you do offer for them. And thank you again for a fantastic tool.

void
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Re: Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by void » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:01 am

Added regex support for exclude filters in Everything 819b or later.

To use regex, prefix your filter with regex:
For example, to exclude filenames starting with foo:
regex:^foo

harryray2
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Re: Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by harryray2 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:54 pm

A bit confused, isn't regex:^ used to find start of filename?

Thanks...

void
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Re: Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by void » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:11 am

With regex, ^ matches the start of the filename. Where have I lost you, I might be able to help.

My example is not the best, something more practical might be excluding the recycle bin on volumes D-Z:
regex:^[D-Z]:\$RECYCLE.BIN

horst.epp
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Re: Add support for regular expressions on Exclude option

Post by horst.epp » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:42 pm

harryray2 wrote:A bit confused, isn't regex:^ used to find start of filename?

Thanks...
Yes it is, but we are talking about the exclude list !

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