Re: RFC: On-line Content Filtering of directories

It seems to me it would be intuitive to place filtering in the "Location bar" for the file browser. For example, if I wanted all documents in a directory I could put "/home/scott/*.sxw" and I would only be shown files ending with ".sxw". (I actually tried this a few months ago by accident (-:)


Alberto Ruiz wrote:
El mié, 20-04-2005 a las 00:04 +0200, Diego Gonzalez escribió:


I have implemented a new feature for Nautilus, it is a way to filter
the contents of a directory, right now it only works when Nautilus is
in spatial mode. If there is interest in it, it can easily be extended
to work on navigational windows.

Wow, I would like to see that for future releases of nautilus, sounds
very useful.

I have created this feature to overcome a problem that i'm having as a
consequence of using the spatial mode: when i started to use the
spatial mode, i found it incredible anoying to have deep hierarchies
of directories, as a consecuence i reduced them, this meant in many
cases that i got directories with a lot of files, and altough i have
long meaningful names for many of them it is quite hard to find a file
in there. This patch allows me to quickly search the contents of a
directory for files that match the string entered.

A more complete description with the patch proposed and screenshots
can be found at:


PD: An extension of this feature could be used to rework the regular
expresion selection (Ctrl+S), as i think that this feature is more
visible and also easier to used by common desktop users that do not
understand how regular expressions work.

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