relative paths in search results
i wonder whether its possible to get the search-in-files list to use relertive paths instead of absolute paths, for example if i seached in file in the folder C:\folder\folder2 i want the resultlist for example for resuls in the file C:\folder\folder2\folder3\file.txt to only show .\folder3\file.txt instead of the whole C:\folder\folder2\folder3\file.txt. The follwing image shows my problem quite well:
i searched in ‘C:\Users\Daniel\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14\data\add-ons\World_Conquest_II’ and i cannot see the actual filenames at all unless i move the searchresults list to someplace where it would block the usual codeview compltely, (the window is maximized. this is a small screen and putting the list to the bottom is also not really an option.)
ps: is it possible to upload images directly to this post? i couldn’t figure out how.
I don’t think that feature currently exists. FAQ Desk: Feature Request explains the right location to ask for new features.
Regarding results too wide to see the actual filenames: if you click in the Results window, and use
Ctrl+Ato select all, you can then paste the results into a normal Notepad++ editing pane (such as after
File > New). If you trim out all the lines that start with a tab (such as Find what:
(?-s)^\t.*\R, Replace with:`` (blank), enable Regular expression), it will just leave (mostly) just the filename rows, but delete the result rows… After that, you can do a search/replace (this time, case insensitive, without regular expression, so the windows backslash doesn’t become meaningful), where you search for the
c:\folder\folder2\and replace with
.\… then all the files are relative. But that is only a workaround, and won’t have the nice features of the find-in-files results window, sorry.
Embedded images: if you noticed the
COMPOSE ?in the upper-right of your text-edit window, you could have clicked on it, and it would have directed you to Markdown documentation, where it says to embed an image, use the syntax
Also, you should look at this old post to find other good formatting hints for this forum. ( @Scott-Sumner was thinking about turning that old post into an entry on our FAQ Desk, but apparently hasn’t found the Round Tuit™ yet. I keep hoping my continued
@-mentions will help him find the Tuit™ :-) )
[edit: fix phrasing, especially incomplete sentence; reorder paragraphs]
ok thx, i’ll consider filing a report on gh, i just asked here first becasue i hoped it might already exist and also becasue this place seemed more active than gh.
I really like this idea. I’d suggest a Preferences… option to replace leading
...in the Find result panel.
As an example, if the
Directory:box contains the following when the Find in Files is executed:
hits in the file :
would simply show up in the Find result panel as :
...\lua\effects.lua (2 hits)
I would think (haven’t checked the Notepad++ source code) that in order to jump to hits when they are double-clicked in the Find result panel, Notepad++ actually reads the data out of the panel itself to determine file path…so it can switch to (or open) the necessary file and jump to the correct line.
Thus, I would modify my previous suggestion from showing only this in the Find result panel:
...\lua\effects.lua (2 hits)
to displaying something more along these lines:
...\lua\effects.lua (2 hits) - C:\Users\Daniel\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14\data\add-ons\World_Conquest_II\...
That way Notepad++ could put the complete path back together when needed.