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Old 07-10-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question Question on inbuilt PCManFM search function.


Hi.

How can I show all files that contain either 'bird' and 'how' in this PCManFM search? I tried [in attached image] but no joy yet. If I just have *bird* or *how* on their own they show just files with those words.

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Old 07-10-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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tick the box marked regular expression and use a regex
 
Old 07-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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Hi Keith.

I tried both these but no joy:
bird, how
bird + how
 
Old 07-11-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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Hi Keith.

I tried both these but no joy:
bird, how
bird + how
Neither of these is a regex, eg
Code:
keithhedger@LFSHal:/media/LinuxData/Development64/Projects/ViCp-> echo "how now brown cow"|sed -n '/how\|bird/p'
how now brown cow
keithhedger@LFSHal:/media/LinuxData/Development64/Projects/ViCp-> echo "is it a bird"|sed -n '/how\|bird/p'
is it a bird
keithhedger@LFSHal:/media/LinuxData/Development64/Projects/ViCp-> echo "none of the above"|sed -n '/how\|bird/p'
keithhedger@LFSHal:/media/LinuxData/Development64/Projects/ViCp->
As you can see the first to sentences produce an output, the first contains 'how' the second 'bird', the third produces no output because it doesn't contain either, the -n arg to the sed commnand means no default output, the 'p' means print the match, the '|' in the regex means 'or' and needs to be escaped when using from the command line, you may not need it.
 
Old 07-11-2016, 12:49 PM   #5
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But I want to use the PCManFM search function, not a terminal.
 
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select use regex and use a regex in the search box as i said you are not using a regex search term these
Code:
bird, how
bird + how
are not regex search terms, this
Code:
/how|bird/
is.
 
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select use regex and use a regex in the search box as i said you are not using a regex search term these
Code:
bird, how
bird + how
are not regex search terms, this
Code:
/how|bird/
is.
Code:
/how|bird/
Does not work.
 
Old 07-11-2016, 01:55 PM   #8
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For gossake put a bit of effort into it!
heres how for the terminally stupid or cant be bothered.
in a folder conataining 3 files 'bird', 'fish' and 'how'
click 'Tools->Find Files...'
mark the tick box 'Use regular expresssion'
Enter bird|fish into the search box and click 'Find'
Look at results.
 
Old 07-12-2016, 02:10 PM   #9
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For gossake put a bit of effort into it!
heres how for the terminally stupid or cant be bothered.
in a folder conataining 3 files 'bird', 'fish' and 'how'
click 'Tools->Find Files...'
mark the tick box 'Use regular expresssion'
Enter bird|fish into the search box and click 'Find'
Look at results.
There's no need to be rude and condescending. Those insults were way out of line.

You earlier posted
Code:
/how|bird/
which I tried and did not work.

Had you originally just posted:
Code:
how|bird
then this would have been sorted out a lot sooner.
 
Old 07-12-2016, 03:02 PM   #10
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After 500+ and a linux user for at least 6 years, going by by you tags at the side, posts I would expect you to be able to see the difference between an example and a 'to the letter' example if you had been a newb I would have explained in more detail, this was not hard to do but you seem to not want to put any effort into it, so the insult stands, "thanks" and goodbye!

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Old 07-13-2016, 09:14 AM   #11
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After 500+ and a linux user for at least 6 years, going by by you tags at the side, posts I would expect you to be able to see the difference between an example and a 'to the letter' example if you had been a newb I would have explained in more detail, this was not hard to do but you seem to not want to put any effort into it, so the insult stands, "thanks" and goodbye!
Where the hell did you get '16 years' from? I see you've since edited your post.
You posted incorrect code and then hurled insults, yet still feel in the right -- oh my you are arrogant.
I did put in some effort -- I figured out that how|bird was correct but only after your disdainful #8 post.
Try to be less uncivil to other users in future.

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Old 07-14-2016, 02:26 AM   #12
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i subscribed to this thread days ago, because i use pcmanfm myself.

to me, Keith Hedger's tips were gold, and i agree that op did not put any effort into finding that out for themselves.

just my 2ct, and let's not let this escalate.
 
Old 07-15-2016, 12:58 PM   #13
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i subscribed to this thread days ago, because i use pcmanfm myself.

to me, Keith Hedger's tips were gold, and i agree that op did not put any effort into finding that out for themselves.

just my 2ct, and let's not let this escalate.
Actually I did put in some effort. Did you not read post #11?

Do you also agree with his haughty #8 post with insults?
 
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How do I find only files that contain e.g. the words 'cat' and 'dog' and not all files that contain either/and cat or dog?
 
Old 08-31-2017, 04:51 AM   #15
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I'd expect something like this to work:

cat&dog

cat|dog - seems to mean show all file names that contain "cat and dog" and "cat or dog".

For example in Caja [image attached] - I only have to put "cat dog" in the search field to only show files names that contain both words.
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