I've done a lot of searching for any potential plugins that can achieve this but couldn't find much. I was hoping that someone on here might have some suggestions so here goes:
Is it possible to add custom flags to files or folders so that I can filter folders with lots of files?
Let's say I have 1000 movies and I go through and set custom flags for genres of each file, I could then have TC filter all 'Action' movies. In this sense It would be similar to using CTRL + S only I don't want to have to rename files or folders as it would also be nice to be able to extend this. For example If I wanted to filter all Action AND Comedy. or if I wanted to filter all Action OR Sci-Fi etc.
Can TC do this as is? Else is there a plugin that can do this?
Thanks in advance for any advice / help offered
You could use TCs comment system for such tasks...
FAQs: File comments descript.ion (descriptions Ctrl+Z)
Any question? Just asks.
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I simply installed QuickSearch eXtended, from there I used its content plugins feature with File Descriptions "Long Descriptions" field and set the group to 2. Now if I want to search for a comment I just /genre. What's more I can add as many fields as I like to the comments and should I wish to include more I can do so with RegEx, similarity search or srch.
The only thing I can't figure out is how to include an ignore case. So if I wanted action OR adventure NOT comedy. I can do it with regex, ie ^((?!comedy).)*$ but the tool isn't sophisticated enough to allow me to create an operator.. It'd be a pain to have to wrap flags in that every time by hand :/
I tried replace in QS eX but it didn't work
Try with exclamation mark "!" for NOT and pipe sign "|" for OR. In your example for QuickSearch eXtended you must use action|adventure!comedy.
The QuickSearch eXtended help file says:
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Search for: “cat dog” Find: A dog and a cat moved to china.txt CaTs and dOgs.avi bulldog catalysator.doc Search for: “cat music|dog fun” Find: Musical cats.pdf funny Dog.avi Search for: “!.pdf” Find: cat.bmp Find not: dog.pdf