Author Topic: Regex (Regular Expression) in Quick Search, Quick Filter  (Read 4691 times)

Crash+Burn

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Regex (Regular Expression) in Quick Search, Quick Filter
« on: December 05, 2012, 03:32:11 »
Many characters are illlegal in file and folder names, e.g. \ / : * ? " < >

C:\ is a drive, plus root folder contents.
C: is a drive.

Typical usage of Regex in various applications consider a "/" forward-slash as the beginning of a regex, and a "/" forward-slash as the end.

If at all possible, the addition of Regex for QuickSearch, QuickFilter would be great, it could be indicated by starting the QuickSearch or QuickFilter with a forward-slash, e.g.

/FOO.BAR

which would be similiar to (if QuickSearch or QuickFilter supported glob)
*FOO?BAR*


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Re: Regex (Regular Expression) in Quick Search, Quick Filter
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 11:36:12 »
I have planes to support RegEx in the View Filter field. 
But also the selection window will get regex support so you can select files using regexp (wildcard is supported there today)
But regexp will probably not be added to the quick search popup window.