Live-filtering for file.ext

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Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by MBaas » 30 Mar 2019 10:54

I am almost certain that I was able with "earlier versions" to include . in a LiveFilter when searching for a specific filename. or extension. Suddenly I noticed this does not work anymore - as soon as I type "." all matches disappear! Maybe I missed some fineprint in an update-announcement or some specific setting?
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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by admin » 30 Mar 2019 16:31

Hmm, a dot should show all items with a dot. And it does here.

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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by MBaas » 30 Mar 2019 16:42

Hmm, so is there some setting affecting this?
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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by admin » 30 Mar 2019 17:27

Ah, you are probably not talking about a single dot, but a pattern ending with a dot? That will match only files without extension!

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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by MBaas » 31 Mar 2019 09:22

No, I was talking about a single dot. Was looking for file "abc.ext". As I typed "abc", the list of files was narrowed down to those matching. Typing "." cleared the display - no more files shown. That's what threw me up. I was so confused that I did not even think about continuing typing...
Bt as soon as I entered the first letter of the extension, it again showed matching files. So all is well - once you're familiar with that behaviour. The effect of the dot is slightly confusing (or: counter-intuitive).
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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by admin » 31 Mar 2019 11:12

Yes, I see what you mean. It works like this everywhere, all filters and find files. ATM I don't see how to improve it.

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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by MBaas » 31 Mar 2019 18:47

Ok, sorry for being so dumb - but what exactly is the problem? I've RTFM'ed on Visual Filters, but could not find anything about "." having a special function.
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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by admin » 01 Apr 2019 10:47

A visual filter *. will show you all files without an extension.

Final dot = file without extension. This is a special convention I added to XYplorer some years ago. I will update the help file on Visual Filters, thanks for the hint.

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Re: Live-filtering for file.ext

Post by MBaas » 01 Apr 2019 10:52

Ah, ok, I see - thanks for the clarification! Then it makes perfect sense, of course.
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