Selecting files using month name

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burgundy
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Selecting files using month name

Post by burgundy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:29 pm

I am having trouble searching for files created in a given month.

When I search using dc:jan/2018 then Everything returns files from January 2019 not January 2018.

The results are the same If I search with dc:jan/2017 .

Everything appears to be ignoring the year.

However using numerals does work correctly, for example dc:01/2017 gives files from January 2017, as required.

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Exploring this further it seems Everything also ignores months written in letters, with the exception of "January" (or "Jan").

If I search with dc:jan I get the results for this month, as required.

However I get no results if I use dc:feb or dc:mar or dc:apr, etc (or dc:february, dc:march, dc:april, etc).

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I noticed this happening on Everything v1.4.1.928 and it also happens on v.1.4.1.895
I have set Everything options to index date created.
The above problems occur with or without setting "Fast date Created Sort".

Thanks for any help.
Last edited by burgundy on Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

NotNull
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Re: Selecting files using month name

Post by NotNull » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:22 pm

Confirmed; same here (version 1.4.1.895)

But -for example- dm:lastfeb does report the files modified in february 2018.

ovg
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Re: Selecting files using month name

Post by ovg » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:46 pm

The same here: 1.4.1.931 (x64)

void
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Re: Selecting files using month name

Post by void » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:04 am

Everything 1.4 does not understand months when used with years, eg: jan/2018

Please use numerals only, eg: 01/2018.

The next major version of Everything will support month names with years.

as for dc:feb, if the year is not specified the current year is used, so this would search for dc:02/2019
dc:lastfeb should work, as Everything will treat this as dc:02/2018

The best move here, might be to make Everything automatically treat dates that are in the future, that do not already have a prefix, with the "last" prefix, eg: dc:feb, since it is in the future, Everything perhaps should treat this as dc:lastfeb automatically.

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