19280Re: [Clip] Searching for multiple text items
- Jun 1, 2009--- In email@example.com, "Flo" <flo.gehrke@...> wrote:
>With effort I managed to determine which of my txt files bfind didn't like, and once removed, I didn't get the "Invalid Function" error. My test folder has (or had) 76 txt files of various sizes.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sheri" <silvermoonwoman@> wrote:
> > You can try ^$GetDosOutput$.
> Yes, Sheri, you are right: For me, BFIND works with
> ^$GetDosOutput$. Also you have to use short path and file names
> in the old DOS-style. Entering the path with ^$GetDocumentPath$
> is not accepted.
> Just copy BFIND.EXE to C:\Windows (no more installation needed).
I see that it is not really testing whole words. Looking for "abc" finds Babcock, for example.
Also, if searching *.txt or a file with a filelist using the option @filename, it is apparent that it quits if it hits a file that elicits this message:
(Warning... No EOL within first 24000 characters. Skipping...)
Sadly, it didn't say which file caused that message, so there was more hunting. :/
When searching individual files, I found additional matches in files with file names past the file that gave that warning.
Also, DOS doesn't like non-ascii characters. "Zuschuß" is in the word list you once posted, but using that as a search word in the clip wizard gets no matches.
The bfind text file states: "As with most DOS-based utilities,
this program doesn't understand the weird subdirectories, long
filenames, invalid characters that are possible under Windows."
So, be aware of such issues when you use it.
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