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Zydeco
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Search usage

Post by Zydeco » Tue May 05, 2009 12:55 am

If I enter something like *.jpg or *.mp3, I get no search results. If I omit the *, I get the expected results, but I also get any file that contains jpg or mp3 without the period.

I am using 1.2.1.371. I must be doing some basic thing wrong because it seems nobody else has reported this simple problem. Help?

daspud
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Re: Search usage

Post by daspud » Tue May 05, 2009 2:17 am

leave off the splat (*)

Just search .jpg or .mp3

Zydeco
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Re: Search usage

Post by Zydeco » Tue May 05, 2009 3:29 pm

daspud wrote:leave off the splat (*)

Just search .jpg or .mp3
Thanks, but that doesn't give me a logical result. For example, using .mp3 includes files such as rjmp3pln.dll, a RealPlayer plugin, along with the desired music files. Oddly enough, using .mp3 or mp3 returns a different number of results, neither of which is correct.

Looks like a program bug to me, but I can't imagine that nobody else has noticed and reported this behavior.

tonne
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Re: Search usage

Post by tonne » Wed May 06, 2009 7:26 am

Is Enable Regex checked in the search menu. If true the . match any char.

Zydeco
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Re: Search usage

Post by Zydeco » Thu May 07, 2009 2:00 am

tonne wrote:Is Enable Regex checked in the search menu. If true the . match any char.
Yes! Thanks, tonne, that was the trick I needed. Just need to remember to mash Ctrl-R to toggle Regex off. (I should have figured that out, but I'm happy that you did instead.)

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