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DickPape
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Mixed Scan Results

Post by DickPape » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:54 pm

I tried this scan sun*.t and got a bunch of results which are not totally understandable. Perhaps someone can explain to me the error of my ways.

101!Decorative Sun.ttf is correct
2Peas Packed in a Suitcase.bmp only got the su and . correct
2Peas Packed in a Suitcase.ttf got the su and the .t correct
...
and on it goes.
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David
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Re: Mixed Scan Results

Post by David » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:09 pm

Please disable Regex (Uncheck Search -> Enable Regex).

DickPape
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Re: Mixed Scan Results

Post by DickPape » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:31 pm

Glad that's the answer because I have a question : what is Regex?

When I disabled it before I got this result -- so I enjoyed the enabled version more.
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Re: Mixed Scan Results

Post by David » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:11 pm

In computing, regular expressions provide a concise and flexible means for identifying strings of text of interest, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters. Regular expressions (abbreviated as regex or regexp, with plural forms regexes, regexps, or regexen) are written in a formal language that can be interpreted by a regular expression processor, a program that either serves as a parser generator or examines text and identifies parts that match the provided specification.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regex

Regex might help you where wildcards do not.
For example finding dates or times in filenames.

With regex disabled, try searching for:

Code: Select all

sun .t
or

Code: Select all

*sun*.t*

DickPape
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Re: Mixed Scan Results

Post by DickPape » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:38 pm

Of course, those worked just fine. Thank you David.

DPape

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