'run' - An Everything Search runner utility

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'run' - An Everything Search runner utility

Post by drorharari » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:07 pm

I had an itch that needed scratching - running a program on Windows without messing with the path. I created a little program to do just that using the Everything Search SDK. The code is on GitHub for everyone to grab at: https://github.com/DrorHarari/run

From the readme file:
run [options] <program> <...program parameters...>
program: (Partial) name of program without .exe
-l: Just list matching names
-#: Force the use of the #'th program (as shown with -l)
-w: Use whole-word search


$ run *word mydoc.docx
Running: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\WINWORD.EXE:

$ run -l *word
1) CHOSEN: WINWORD.EXE [C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15]
2) FREEWORD.EXE [C:\Program Files (x86)\Freeware Inc]
3) CROSSWORD.EXE [C:\Program Files\Thoughtful Diversions]

$ run -3 word
(runs the crossword program)
Share & Enjoy,


p.s., Kudos David for an easy, effective and fun to use SDK. My only complaint is that there is no way (as far as I could see) to get the newest results first which would be nice for this kind of utility.
Last edited by drorharari on Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: 'run' - An Everything Search runner utility

Post by daspud » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:03 am

Cool idea. I tend to just put in .exe and the partial name I am looking for right into the Everything list. I keep it open all the time so it is fast. maybe I should make a little "runner"....

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