Modifiers ww: and case: don't work? [SOLVED]

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punxsutawney72
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Modifiers ww: and case: don't work? [SOLVED]

Post by punxsutawney72 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:23 am

If I tick the option "Match whole word" in the "Search" menu and enter "banana" as a search term Everything won't find the file "bananas.doc" - that's what I expected.
But if I un-tick the option "Match whole word" in the "Search" menu and enter "banana ww:" as search term (i.e. activate the "Match whole word" option through the modifier term ww:) Everything will find the file "bananas.doc".
The same goes for the modifier "case:" (when the "Match Case" search option is deactivated the search term "Bananas case:" will match "bananas.doc"). Why is that?
Last edited by punxsutawney72 on Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

salazor
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Re: Modifiers ww: and case: don't work?

Post by salazor » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:33 am

I did not check, but check if that works

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ww:banana
case:Bananas

punxsutawney72
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Re: Modifiers ww: and case: don't work?

Post by punxsutawney72 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:25 pm

That works!
Now I understand: Modifiers that are part of the search term (ww:, case:) are 'search word-specific' and have to be prefixed to the affected search word (without separating space, i.e. ww:banana), whereas the "Match case/whole word" search options in the menu are 'search term specific' i.e. affect all words in the search term.
Thanks a lot, salazor.

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