Hint on how to find git or vscode working directories

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piyo
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Hint on how to find git or vscode working directories

Post by piyo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am

I just learned of this tip from somewhere and I see it is already mentioned indirectly.

This is how I search for git working directories:

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wfn:child:.git
This is how I search for Visual Studio Code working folders:

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wfn:child:.vscode
wfn: is short for wholefilename: It seems like child:wfn:.git does not work.
child: and wfn: have been available for a long time, at least since version 1.3.4 but I just figured this out now. :lol:

Also it would be pedantically correct if there was a way to make sure the child found is a folder.
Unfortunately something like

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folder:wfn:child:.git
does not work.

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Re: Hint on how to find git or vscode working directories

Post by void » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:24 am

It seems like child:wfn:.git does not work.
wfn: is a search modifier.
child: is a search function.

Search modifiers MUST come before search functions.

search-modifier1:search-modifier2:search-modifier3:search-function:
Also it would be pedantically correct if there was a way to make sure the child found is a folder.
child: will only match folders. The folder: search modifier is not necessary.

Is wfn:child:.git returning file results? do you have any OR operators (|) in your search?

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