Re: [Clip] Puzzling behavior of Select FileName
- There are two reasons for NoteTab's 'select filename' behavior:
1. Filenames do not necessarily start with a drive letter. Especially in a document, that just happens to have a filename in it.
At one extreme is "filename", at the other is "//servername/sharename/path/filename.extension.nutherextension.andanother.etc"
2. The position of the cursor, which is where NT starts looking from, in both directions, for a delimited block of text. Delimiters are spaces and quotes, among others.
Consider the FILENAME option for ^!select as a bonus, which may be useful in concert with other tools. It interprets certain strings with delimiters embedded as filename, as opposed to a list of delimited words. It does NOT interpret spaces, and a few other delimiters, as part of a filename. If you want to include some of these delimiters, as you have already found, there are other ways to do what you need. Even with NoteTab light <g>.
--- In email@example.com, "joy8388608" <mycroftj@...> wrote:
> The unasked question is why it couldn't be fixed. I have no idea of how the internal code works, but it seems that looking backwards from the cursor position for a letter followed by a colon then forward from there for a period, 2-6 letters and a word boundary would handle most of the situations.