Is there a way to limit search results?

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donotbugme
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Is there a way to limit search results?

Post by donotbugme » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:07 am

lets say i have a folder of randomly named files and i want just to show every 2nd 7th or 83rd file

void
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Re: Is there a way to limit search results?

Post by void » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:48 am

Do you want to show the 2nd/7th etc file in multiple folders?

I'll consider an option to do this.

A random sort feature is in development.

donotbugme
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Re: Is there a way to limit search results?

Post by donotbugme » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:45 am

for me just whatever is in the results window regardless of where its from could be limited

also is there any reason when i open a file list it doesnt show thumbnails?

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Re: Is there a way to limit search results?

Post by void » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:54 am

ES (the command line interface) may help you:

es.exe <your search> -o <x> -n 1

where <your search> is your folder search
and where <x> is the zero-based offset, eg for the 2nd item, use 1, for the 7th item use 6 etc..

For example, to find the 7th item in your c:\windows folder:

es.exe parent:c:\windows -o 6 -n 1



File lists are read only, Everything will avoid going to disk when browsing a file list.
An option to allow icons and thumbnails for file lists is in development.
Thank you for your suggestion.

NotNull
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Re: Is there a way to limit search results?

Post by NotNull » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:39 am

You can also limit the number of results in the Everything result list.

If you want only 8 results to be shown, add the following to your search query:

Code: Select all

count:8

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