Does the search bar have a character limit?

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dunc2027
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Does the search bar have a character limit?

Post by dunc2027 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:18 pm

For searches I can't figure out terms for, I can run one search, cobble together the result paths to a long "|" string in Notepad++ and run a second search with that.

I haven't had a problem yet, but in case I end up scratching my head in the future, does anyone know if there is a hard limit to the search bar input?

void
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Re: Does the search bar have a character limit?

Post by void » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:21 pm

There is a display limit of ~8000 characters for the search box.

The search will still function, you will just be unable to see the text.

Are you searching for a list of filenames? -there's a file list slot feature in development that will make this easier, you can paste your filenames here.

dunc2027
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Re: Does the search bar have a character limit?

Post by dunc2027 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:29 pm

Awesome! Thanks for all your help and work on Everything. Although I'm obviously not proficient, this is the absolute best tool I have found. It is amazing and I use it every day.

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