Demand an option for non-recursive search

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etc
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Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by etc » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:53 am

Is there a quick and simple way to restrict Everything not to search in subfolders?
I only know, e.g.:
C:\WINDOWS\system32 parents:3
But I have to count the levels and to type.

salazor
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by salazor » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:24 pm

Do not search subfolders
Example: search for the folder c:\abc, but do not include subfolders:

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c:\abc !c:\abc\*\*
http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopi ... 6205#p6205

vsub
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by vsub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:25 pm

Maybe adding a new command will be nice rather than using those(first one requires counting and typing and the second one copy=>paste and typing)

It will be better to have a command like nosubfolders: or nsf: because if that path is really long,it will take a lot of space in the search bar

therube
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by therube » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:15 pm

Right now a negative value for parents: works (mostly) like a positive value.

Perhaps a change so that a negative value would work relative to the current directory/path?

So...

> C:\WINDOWS\system32 parents:-0

Would only show: C:\WINDOWS\system32

&

> C:\WINDOWS\system32 parents:-1

Would show:
> C:\Windows\System32\0409
> C:\Windows\System32\Boot
> C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 ...

So one directory deeper then the current directory/path.

vsub
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by vsub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:26 pm

Yes,changing how "parents" work will be better that creating new command.
And btw can it also be change to exclude the last \ when counting

C:\WINDOWS\system32
why not 2 to show the files in system32 only(no subfolders)

Currently you have to type 3 even tho the 3rd \ is missing from the search string.
I mean,parents should count \ only until the folder
C:\WINDOWS\system32\

I got confused why it's not working the first time I tried...I didn't count the last \

void
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by void » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:19 am

I've added nosubfolders: / subfolders: modifier to my "Things to do" list.

etc
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by etc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:02 pm

Thank you, David.
Besides the modifier, will you add a basic toggle (command) for this? In the Search menu, like Case|whole Word|path|diacritics|regex.
And thus we can toggle it with a shortcut.
(All other search tools provide this as a basic option, which I think is a must-have.)


Currently we have another usage: (Thank salazor for the reminding.)

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"D:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -s """"%1""""" !"""""%1\*\*""""
Add such a command line into the Registry:
HKCR\Folder\shell\

We can use it from the shell menu in Windows Explorer.

Note that when you use this on a folder, e.g. C:\WINDOWS\system32, in the Search Edit it would be:

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"C:\WINDOWS\system32" !"C:\WINDOWS\system32\*\*"
And the result would include the folder system32 itself.
If you want to exclude the current folder, add a \ after the first %1 :

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"D:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -s """"%1\""""" !"""""%1\*\*""""
However, if you use the latter on a drive, e.g. C: , you will get:

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"C:\\" !"C:\\*\*"
Which has no result.

So neither is perfect.
It's not worthwhile to add both (the second one to Folder entry, and the first one to Drive entry).
David, is there anything you could adjust a little on this?

etc
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Re: Demand an option for non-recursive search

Post by etc » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:52 pm

I found I used redundant pairs of quote marks, though the command lines worked fine.

The corrected one:

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"D:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -s """"%1\""" !"""%1\*\*""""
When using it from the shell menu in Everything window, and if you don't want it to open another Everything window, use this one instead:

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"D:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -s """"%1\""" !"""%1\*\*"""" -nonewwindow

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