Re: Using the Everything Search in conjunction with JAWS & Windows Live Mail


Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

So I have this file in excel called notes of course with the excel extention.

 

I searched for it, a bunch of stuff relating to notes came up but not the excel file. I then went back and did excel.xls and there it was.

I keep forgetting where that file is stored, so I downloaded the program you distributed to see if I could locate it much quicker.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 5:13 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Using the Everything Search in conjunction with JAWS & Windows Live Mail

 

Kimsan,

         No.  I very seldom use extensions as part of my searches.  The great thing is that you can include spaces in your search criteria and it "AND"s the various parts in the search.  Below is the comprehensive search syntax, if you're not using regular expressions.  You can also set the search to use regular expressions rather than the default search syntax.  If you don't know what they are don't worry about it, but for those who've used them for long periods of time, Linux users in particular, this is a big, big plus.

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Operators:

            space   AND

            |           OR

            !           NOT

            < >       Grouping

            " "        Search for an exact phrase.

 

Wildcards:

            *          Matches zero or more characters.

            ?          Matches one character.

            *.*       Same as *

 

Macros:

            quot:    Literal double quote (")

            apos:    Literal apostrophe (')

            amp:    Literal ampersand (&)

            lt:         Literal less than (<)

            gt:        Literal greater than (>)

            #x:       Literal unicode character x code.

 

Modifiers:

            ascii:    Enable fast ASCII case comparisons.

            case:    Match case.

            diacritics:         Match diacritical marks.

            file:      Match files only.

            folder: Match folders only.

            noascii:            Disable fast ASCII case comparisons.

            nocase: Do not match case.

            nodiacritics:     Do not match diacritical marks.

            nofileonly:       Do not allow files only.

            nofolderonly:  Do not allow folders only.

            nopath:            Do not match path.

            noregex:          Disable regex.

            nowfn: Do not match the whole filename.

            nowholefilename:        Do not match the whole filename.

            nowholeword: Do not match whole words only.

            nowildcards:   Disable wildcards.

            noww: Do not match whole words only.

            path:    Match path and file name.

            regex:  Enable regex.

            utf8:    Disable fast ASCII case comparisons.

            wfn:     Match the whole filename.

            wholefilename:            Match the whole filename.

            wholeword:     Match whole words only.

            wildcards:       Enable wildcards.

            ww:     Match whole words only.

 

Functions:

            ansicontent:<text>      Search ANSI file content for text.

            attrib:<attributes>       Search for files and folders with the specified file attributes.

            attributes:<attributes> Search for files and folders with the specified file attributes.

            child:<filename>         Search for folders that contain a child with a matching filename.

            childcount:<count>     Search for folders that contain the specified number of subfolders and files.

            childfilecount:<count>           Search for folders that contain the specified number of files.

            childfoldercount:<cnt>           Search for folders that contain the specified number of subfolders.

            content:<text> Search file content for text.

            dateaccessed:<date>   Search for files and folders with the specified date accessed.

            datecreated:<date>     Search for files and folders with the specified date created.

            datemodified:<date>  Search for files and folders with the specified date modified.

            daterun:<date>           Search for files and folders with the specified date run.

            da:<date>        Search for files and folders with the specified date accessed.

            dc:<date>        Search for files and folders with the specified date created.

            dm:<date>      Search for files and folders with the specified date modified.

            dr:<date>        Search for files and folders with the specified date run.

            dupe:   Search for duplicated filenames.

            empty: Search for empty folders.

            endwith:<text>           Filenames (including extension) ending with text.

            ext:<list>         Search for files with a matching extension in the specified semi-colon delimited extension list.

            filelist:<fn1|fn2|...>     Search for a list of file names.

            filelistfilename:<name>          Search for files and folders belonging to the file list filename.

            fsi:<index>      Search for files and folders in the specified zero based internal file system index.

            infolder:<path>           Search for files and folders in the specified path, excluding subfolders.

            len:<length>    Search for files and folders that match the specified filename length.

            parent:<path>  Search for files and folders in the specified path, excluding subfolders.

            parents:<count>          Search for files and folders with the specified number of parent folders.

            rc:<date>         Search for files and folders with the specified recently changed date.

            recentchange:<date>   Search for files and folders with the specified recently changed date.

            root:     Search for files and folders with no parent folders.

            runcount:<count>       Search for files and folders with the specified run count.

            size:<size>       Search for files with the specified size in bytes.

            sizedupe:         Search for duplicated sizes.

            startwith:<text>          Filenames starting with text.

            type:<type>     Search for files and folders with the specified type.

            utf16content:<text>    Search UTF-16 file content for text.

            utf16becontent:<text>            Search UTF-16 Big Endian file content for text.

            utf8content:<text>      Search UTF-8 file content for text.

 

Function Syntax:

            function:value Equal to value.

            function:<=value         Less than or equal to value.

            function:<value           Less than value.

            function:=value           Equal to value.

            function:>value           Greater than value.

            function:>=value         Greater than or equal to value.

            function:start..end       Is in the range of values from start to end.

            function:start-end       Is in the range of values from start to end.

 

Size Syntax:

            size[kb|mb|gb]

 

Size Constants:

            empty

            tiny      0 KB < size <= 10 KB

            small    10 KB < size <= 100 KB

            medium           100 KB < size <= 1 MB

            large    1 MB < size <= 16 MB

            huge    16 MB < size <= 128 MB

            gigantic           size > 128 MB

            unknown

 

Date Syntax:

            year

            month/year or year/month depending on locale settings

            day/month/year, month/day/year or year/month/day depending on locale settings

 

Date Constants:

            today

            yesterday

            tomorrow

            <last|past|prev|current|this|coming|next><year|month|week>

            <last|past|prev|coming|next><x><years|months|weeks|hours|minutes|mins|seconds|secs>

            january|february|march|april|may|june|july|august|september|october|november|december

            jan|feb|mar|apr|may|jun|jul|aug|sep|oct|nov|dec

            sunday|monday|tuesday|wednesday|thursday|friday|saturday

            sun|mon|tue|wed|thu|fri|sat

            unknown

 

Attribute Constants:

            A         Archive

            C         Compressed

            D         Directory

            E          Encrypted

            H         Hidden

            I           Content indexed

            L          Reparse point

            N         Normal

            O         Offline

            P          Sparse file

            R         Read only

            S          System

            T          Temporary

            V         Device

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