findstr /s /c:EMAIL_TAKEN_EMAIL E:\phpBB\*.php
Most people don't know (I didn't until a couple of years ago) that the search only looked in files with specific extensions (and the lnk I gave you shows how to extend the range of files the search will look into.CarolC1 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:14 pm@warmweer, I didn't know about this, thanks, I do have Windows. I had been trying to use the search feature in Windows up in the top right corner when you have a folder open, but it often (usually, it seems) says no results even when the code is definitely there.
AbaddonOrmuz wrote:Notepad++ it has the function "Find in files"
Thanks, that explains what I'd been wondering about, why sometimes it would work and sometimes not. It makes sense now.warmweer wrote:Most people don't know (I didn't until a couple of years ago) that the search only looked in files with specific extensions (and the lnk I gave you shows how to extend the range of files the search will look into.
Yup, you're absolutely right! Gonna try it now.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:00 pmhowever, it seems that the one you have , that you paid for, has pretty much the exact feature set as notepad++
I just looked it up. it does not specifically state that you can search folders etc. neither does the feature page of notepad++ the last time I checked.
I tried the advanced indexing option as suggested above and that seems to have worked, though I don't understand the details of what went on when I did it. One at a time I asked it to index .php, .htm, and .html. On .php it first said "this may take a long time" then completed immediately. It warns you some results may be incomplete while it is indexing. I tested it and did not get any results for EMAIL_TAKEN. Checked the task manager to see if it was still indexing. SearchIndexer.exe is running so it must still be busy. Anyway, checked it again and this time it matched brf's results. I'm very glad for that screenshot to compare results to.warmweer wrote: ↑Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:22 amAlthough I prefer to use a dedicated program when searching for text, this can be done with Windows.
Have a look at https://www.howtogeek.com/99406/how-to- ... ws-search/
In at least one language this is called "tunnel vision": over years you continue to focus on only those things you already knew and likewise never think of just making sure it's indeed everything there is to know. But then again I met enough people not even browsing thru menus and settings of software to seek something, they just complain.
TextPad can eat files bigger than 2 GiB, one of the advantages of its lightweightness over i.e. Notepad++. Another thing is its more trustworthy regular expression engine.
I never trusted Windows to properly read all the files, let alone waste the CPU power by indexing content again and again. Sooner or later you want to search thru something that isn't indexed (like portable storage devices, i.e. USB keys, or network shares) and then "no matches" won't tell you what was searched and what was skipped.
I never tried Textpad because of the lack of info about the differences between the versions available. I also find it strange that the Community Forum uses a seriously outdated phpBB version (it not as though it's modified in such a way to make upgrading a difficult job).AmigoJack wrote: ↑Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:34 amTextPad can eat files bigger than 2 GiB, one of the advantages of its lightweightness over i.e. Notepad++. Another thing is its more trustworthy regular expression engine.
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