Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

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Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *DrShark » 2019-10-19, 13:20 UTC

ghisler(Author) wrote: New functions in Total Commander 9.50:
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Search:
  • Option to search in search results only
New function is named "F2 Search in found files" and it literally searches in files only: if initial search results contain folders, and to try to perform F2 search with only "Directory" attribute checked on Advanced tab, TC will find nothing. If only folders were found in initial search, F2 checkbox isn't even available for checking.

In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with additional search on folders from results of previous search.

Also, I think it would be nice to see additional option to perform F2 search INSIDE folders found in results of previous search.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *Usher » 2019-10-19, 13:38 UTC

DrShark wrote:
2019-10-19, 13:20 UTC
Also, I think it would be nice to see additional option to perform F2 search INSIDE folders found in results of previous search.
You are absolutely right. Example: search for folders with some author name, then search for files with some title or content.
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Re: Find Files: F2 Search in found files improvements

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-10-21, 15:22 UTC

Indeed it only searches in found files, as the checkbox title implies. Searching recursively through folders would make the function a lot more complex. It would require an additional search for each found folder. It would also cause duplicates, e.g. when c:\windows and c:\windows\system32 are both found. Currently TC only needs to compare the new search parameters with the already found files.
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