Nautilus pattern matching.

Aigars Mahinovs aigarius at
Sat Jul 8 11:41:22 BST 2006

On 7/8/06, Hervé Cauwelier <herve.cauwelier at> wrote:
> George Farris a écrit :
> > Just a feature request but wouldn't it be great if in Nautilus when you
> > hit ctrl-s and look for say, *.jpg, all other files that don't match
> > disappear out of the window, or in other words Nautilus will only show
> > matching files or a message that no matches were found.
> It would allow making subselections.
> But then, how would you present the situation to the end user, so that
> he would not think he did something bad? And getting back to the real
> state of the folder?

The status of that should be shown by opening up a sidebar called
"Regexp filter" where a field with the regex expression whould be just
over two buttons - "Filter" and "Show All". Under that options could
reside that would allow, for example, matching in current directory,
the whole home directory with subdirs or in the whole filesystem. In
the latter filters either locatedb or beagle should be used for speed.

Another indication option whould be to change background color of the
folder window, but I think that is suboptimal. Also the title bar must
change somehow.

Best regards,
    Aigars Mahinovs        mailto:aigarius at
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