ext: wildcards

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uncleBob
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ext: wildcards

Post by uncleBob »

back in April of 2022 you fixed alpha version 1.5 so that ext:xlsx;xlsm works properly.

That was very helpful, but supporting wild cards in Extension: would be even more helpful. ( In fact wild cards should also be considered for most of the properties that can put into a delimited list. )

Let's say I want to find an old financial planning file but I don't remember its exact name or if it was excel, word, or power point

with version 1.5 I can search for name:finan;plan ext:xls;xlsx;xlsm;xlst;doc;docx;docm;ppt;pptx

But its very ugly. And of course the above list of extensions omitted xlsb or xla and maybe even a few others.

Wild cards would make a huge difference:

name:finan;plan ext:xl*;doc*;pp*

Please consider it.
uncleBob

P.S. By the way Everything.exe is great and in many ways superior to x1.com which I have been using for 20 years.
void
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Re: [Solved] Search extensions with wildcards

Post by void »

Thank you for your feedback uncleBob,

The next alpha update will support * and ? wildcards with ext:

Thank you for the suggestion.



extension: should already support wildcards.
As do other functions that accept "filename" parameters. (eg: stem: name: child: parentname: ancestorname: etc..)
I'll also fix wildcard highlighting in the next alpha update.
uncleBob
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Re: [Solved] Search extensions with wildcards

Post by uncleBob »

WOW, your response was almost as fast as Everything.exe ! Thanks

Bob
Michi
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Re: [Solved] Search extensions with wildcards

Post by Michi »

Considering that extensions could be longer than one, two or three characters, like.config for example, supporting wildcards would be awesome!
This way I could find files or folder, too, like ext:conf*
void
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Re: ext: wildcards

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1336a adds wildcard support to ext:

For example:
ext:mp*
ext:conf*

Everything 1.5.0.1336a also fixes an issue with wildcard highlighting.
Michi
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Re: ext: wildcards

Post by Michi »

Great! Thanks for this!
void
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Re: ext: wildcards

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1338a fixes the following issues with ext:

Using wildcards with ext: will now highlight correctly.

For example:
ext:mp*



The *. prefix is now removed.

For example:
ext:*.mp3
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