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Old 11-26-2017, 10:05 AM   #1
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pcmanfm strange behaviour of search-function


Hi altogether,

Iīve encountered a strange behaviour with pcmanfm lately. I wonder if anyone has an explanation.

What I wanted to do is search for a certain file within a given directory.

So I opened the tab "downloads" and proceeded from there by going to "tools" and then "find files".
I wanted to search for a file named tickr-conf_kgw and therefore typed *tickr*.
"Use regular expressions" was checked.

Now to the strange part. The search took about half an hour (at least) due to the fact that pcmanfm not only searched in the directory from where I started but seemingly in lots of others as well including my 3 usb-sticks (which were connected at the time).

If I understand it right the search should be restricted to the folder from where I start unless I add other paths (which I didnīt).

Does anyone know what might be going on there? Itīs a bit of a puzzler.


Thanks in advance.

Greetings.
Rosika

P.S.:
I couldnīt reproduce this behaviour. So it happened just once.
 
Old 11-26-2017, 07:14 PM   #2
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Just use the full path in your search term. Normally, when you search, you don't know which directory the file is in. Otherwise, you could probably just look with your eyes. But when I'm looking for a file, I just use locate. It's fast and easy.
 
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:14 AM   #3
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Hi AwesomeMachine,

thanks for your reply.
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Just use the full path in your search term.
O.K., Iīll try that.
As far as locate is concerned: Normally I use that as well. Like you said itīs fast and easy.
Itīs only when pcmanfm is already displaying a certain directory when I seems convenient to make use of its search-function.

Anayway itīs nice to have a second opinion.

Tnx again and have a nice day.

Greetings.
Rosika
 
Old 11-28-2017, 12:07 PM   #4
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i use pcmanfm 1.2.5.
when i open the "find files" dialog in ~/downloads, there's a second heading "places to search:", which is prefilled with '/home/ondoho/downloads' (but editable).
shortly, it works as expected and does not traverse the whole filesystem.
 
Old 11-29-2017, 06:33 AM   #5
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Hi ondoho,

Iīve got pcmanfm 1.2.4 but I donīt think that makes any difference.
"Places to search:" exists in my version too and I didnīt change the default settings (downloads in my case).
But like I said that strange behaviour just happened once. No idea why that was.

Anyway thanks for your comment.

Greetings.
Rosika
 
  


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