Extension search using wildcards

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w64bit
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Extension search using wildcards

Post by w64bit » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:34 pm

I am trying to search for all files having extension do*
I tried:
*.do*
.do*
ext:do*
Unfortunately, the result is empty.

salazor
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Re: Extension search using wildcards

Post by salazor » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:02 pm

Something you need to have additionally enabled in search menu or options, or you have nothing with the extension do* - I checked .*ip and it works - finds all files with zip extension.

Does not work ext:*ip

void
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Re: Extension search using wildcards

Post by void » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:48 am

Wildcards are non-greedy, what Everything needs is an option to use greedy wildcards so *.do* matches all characters up until the last '.'

*.do* !*.do*.*
Kind of works, but does not match abc.do.do

*.do | *.do? | *.do??
Kind of works, but only matches 2, 3 or 4 letter entensions.

For the best results, use:
regex:\.do[^.]*$

ext: does not support wildcards.

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