Can I find "file-name" if I search for "filename" ?

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XZNy44Xa86
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Can I find "file-name" if I search for "filename" ?

Post by XZNy44Xa86 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:06 pm

If I was looking for file-name.ext, could I find it by searching for filename? Is there an option I can use for this kind of search? What about the case of looking for "file name.ext"? Basically, I'd like to ignore non-numeric and non-alphabet characters.

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salazor
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Re: Can I find "file-name" if I search for "filename" ?

Post by salazor » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:35 am

Try search:

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file?name
or

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file*name

void
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Re: Can I find "file-name" if I search for "filename" ?

Post by void » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:26 am

Currently no, a search option to ignore punctuation is on my TODO list for Everything 1.5.

therube
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Re: Can I find "file-name" if I search for "filename" ?

Post by therube » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:59 am

@salazor, how are those searches working?


@XZN, you can simply not type the characters you don't want to search for.
So instead of file-name, use file{space}name.
Now that might also return unwanted results, but you might be able to group or filter to get more precise results.


(Related:
Strip invalid characters automatically
Filter: ignore
keyword: noise)

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