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Suggested corrections for documentation

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:32 am
by mj6jl5lk6j6
Help>Search Syntax:
1) exact: modifer is not listed there
2) aliases such as wfn: say
Match the whole filename or match anywhere in the filename
Would be useful for a noob like me if it says
filename/folder
PS: is
or match anywhere in the filename
correct?

Re: Suggested corrections for documentation

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:24 am
by NotNull
mj6jl5lk6j6 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:32 am
PS: is
or match anywhere in the filename
correct?
No, it is not.
Are you running an older version of Everything? My version of Everything ( 1.4.1.976 ) says:
wholefilename: Match the whole filename.

( You can find which version of you are using with Menu:Help > About Everything )


@void: (sorry for stealing your thread, mj6jl5lk6j6 ..)
wfn: is listed under modifiers. Shouldn't it be listed under functions? (same for regex:)
As I see see it, a modifier activates a certain "searchmode" from there on. It can be followed by a space.
A function requires at least one parameter. No space allowed between function and parameter.

EDIT: Never mind; found this thread that goes into detail on the matter.

Re: Suggested corrections for documentation

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:10 pm
by mj6jl5lk6j6
Apologies for my sloppiness...

Correction:
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/searching/
aliases such as wfn: say
Match the whole filename or match anywhere in the filename
As I continue to study the documentation and test, I realize that the list of modifiers in that section are not all aliases of wfn:
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wfn: Match the whole filename or match anywhere in the filename.
wholefilename:
nowfn:
nowholefilename:
exact:
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Your response (thanks again) helped me realize that
Match the whole filename
refers to
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wfn:
wholefilename:
exact:
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and
... or match anywhere in the filename
refers to
nowfn:
nowholefilename:
I suggest it would be less confusing to noobs like me if the documentation was updated to reflect these points.