Nautilus pattern matching.

Micah J. Cowan micah at
Mon Jul 10 22:16:11 BST 2006

On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 07:13:43PM +0200, Klaus Bitto wrote:
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Starting with forward-slash is probably better, because it is guaranteed
> > > not to be in any file name and isn't a special regexp character, so
> > > won't ever be in a valid filename regexp. It also happens to be the same
> > > character vi uses for a regexp search.
> >
> > And Firefox. And (in programming) in Perl and Sed and Awk... "Power
> > users" would generally be used to typing this.
> >
> For me, "/" enters the search mode in Firefox, but I can't match patterns.

I know... I really wish it did, though.

Still, I'm confident that the reason Firefox uses the initial "/" is
because it's what <less> and <vi> users would be used to. And it would
make a good way to differentiate, IMHO.

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...

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