Dolphin file name search syntax

Arnaud bourree arnaud.bourree at
Tue Apr 28 22:29:55 UTC 2009

2009/4/28 marc <gmane at>

> I just tried a search via dolphin. Right-click folder/Open with/Search
> for files. Fine.
> But what is the syntax for file name searching?
> When I to search for, say, "agile" in a file title, I must put "*agile*".
> That works.
> But say I want to search for "agile software"?
> I've tried everything I can thing of, but no joy. It would help to know
> the syntax!
> Interestingly, "*agile*s*" will throw out all as you would expect, but
> add the o, "*agile*so*" and it finds nothing.
> I'vve tried regex - why can't it use regex? - but that doesn't work
> either.
> Worse to come: you can't sort the results.
> --
> Best,
> Marc

I found the following in Help manual:

Regular expression
> If you have installed the KRegExpEditor tool from the kdeutils package, you
> will have this additional option. Enabling it will allow you to search for a
> regexp or regular expression. A regexp is a way to specify conditions for
> your search, and they can be very complex, and equally they can be very
> powerful. If you are unfamiliar with regular expressions, you can choose
> Edit Regular Expression to open KRegExpEditor. This tool allows you to
> construct your set of conditions graphically, and then generates the
> expression for you.
> KRegExpEditor is a very useful tool, and can be used from within many KDE
> applications other than KFind. You can find more information from within its
> own help file.

I install kdeutils with apt-get but I don't have any Regular Expresion check
box nor somethink like :-(

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