Searching for partial foldername with direct filetype descendents

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aviasd
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Searching for partial foldername with direct filetype descendents

Post by aviasd » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:06 am

Hi,
Everything 1.5 allows doing a search that wasn't previously available in 1.4

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utils*\*.ps1
This translates to: Get me all .ps1 files that are direct descendants in folders whose name contains utils.

How could I rewrite the query to give the same results for multiple filetypes?

I.E:
I have a macro scr: which is a filter: ext:bat;cmd;ps1;py
How would I create the query:
Give me all scr: files that are direct descendants in folders whose name contains utils.
The above syntax doesn't apply to this situation..


P.S

I am aware that group expansion allows to do

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utils*\*.<ps1|bat>
The question is how to apply a complete filter.


Thanks

void
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Re: Searching for partial foldername with direct filetype descendents

Post by void » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:49 am

please try the parentname: search function with your scr macro:

scr: exact:parentname:utils

use the exact: modifier to match the whole name "utils"

aviasd
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Re: Searching for partial foldername with direct filetype descendents

Post by aviasd » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:54 am

void wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:49 am
please try the parentname: search function with your scr macro:

scr: exact:parentname:utils

use the exact: modifier to match the whole name "utils"
Ahh,
That's the one, thanks!
It Isn't available in the Search syntax help, but available in the insert function menu.
Have some exploring to do..

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