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How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by jonib » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 01:33

2 years ago I was searching for a faster way to search from FAR manager and found 2 programs here is my post in the old forum.
Now that a free program I discovered some time ago, has added a command line version that is usable in FAR manager, the search program is "Everything"
I see that the Russian forum has a discussion about it here

Using the Command-line Interface from this page its easy to put a command in the UserMenu and make a macro for ex Shift+Alt+F7 to search instantly all files on the computer, the command below will show a dialog box where you but the search text and the results will be put in a Temporary panel.

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tmp:+full <es.exe !?$EverythingSearch$Everything Search?!
You need to put the full path to es.exe or put es.exe in a directory included in the path.

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by chupakabra » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 08:38

There is a plugin available that can do the same thing Everything does: NTFS File Information. But there is one drawback - it requires a patched version of Far to function properly.

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by John Doe » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 11:24

jonib

You can use console alias:

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DOSKEY es=tmp:+full <es.exe $*
Now type in command prompt:
es <search_string>

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by jonib » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 19:20

chupakabra wrote:There is a plugin available that can do the same thing Everything does: NTFS File Information. But there is one drawback - it requires a patched version of Far to function properly.
I've been meaning to test that plugin, and now I have, but I didn't find anything related to searching?

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by jonib » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 19:27

John Doe wrote:jonib

You can use console alias:

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DOSKEY es=tmp:+full <es.exe $*
Now type in command prompt:
es <search_string>
I didn't get it to work, but I think I'm happy with Shift+Alt+F7 and typing in my search string with separate history, thanks anyway.

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by chupakabra » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 19:46

jonib, you need to open plugin panel, ensure that MFT index mode is selected (this is default), use Far built-in search (Alt+F7). Search over entire volume should take a couple of seconds.

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by jonib » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 21:08

chupakabra wrote:jonib, you need to open plugin panel, ensure that MFT index mode is selected (this is default),
OK, MFT index mode is on.
use Far built-in search (Alt+F7). Search over entire volume should take a couple of seconds.
Trying to search in different ways it don't seem to be that much faster, do I need to search in a specific way?

And there don't seem to be a patched version for FAR 1.75 and that is my main version until I get all functionality in FAR 2.0.

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by chupakabra » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 22:08

jonib wrote:Trying to search in different ways it don't seem to be that much faster, do I need to search in a specific way?
No.
jonib wrote:And there don't seem to be a patched version for FAR 1.75
There will be no patch for 1.75 because it is not open source.

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"Everything" file find replacing Alt-F7

Post by Marton » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 06:50

Hi all,

I have a small question:
Is it possible somehow to interface with the "Everything" file finding software?
Everything INSTANTANEOUSLY (<1sec) finds files on NTFS drives by having a database made from the USN Journal. It has a command line tool (es.exe) to which you pass the file to search for as an argument, and it will throw everything containing the search term in text mode.
Could it be possible to make a macro or something that could capture those results and send them to a panel? (like the option "Temporary Panel" on the internal Alt-F7 file finder).
Everything can be found at http://www.voidtools.com/
It even has an SDK which could probably be used to make an "official" FAR plugin!

Cheers,
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"Everything" file find replacing Alt-F7

Post by Marton » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 17:22

Hi all,

I posted this yesterday but somehow the post got deleted (database problem?) so here we go again :)

I'd like to know if it's possible to make a macro or plugin that could interface with the "Everything" file finding software (http://www.voidtools.com)
This program INSTANTANEOUSLY finds files and folders on all hard disks in less than a second, and it would be great having it as an Alt-F7 alternative.
It has a command line tool to which you pass the file to search as an argument, and it throws all the occurrences in text mode. Maybe the output can be adapted for sending it to a Far panel?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by Marton » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 17:52

Hahaha sorry :crazy:
I did not figure out my post was moved :D

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indexing network drives for search

Post by mrQQ » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 08:33

hi,

is there a way to make FAR Manager use windows search index or something else? I have a big NAS with network shares, and it's slow to search among them using simple search..

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Re: indexing network drives for search

Post by jonib » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 14:39

mrQQ wrote:hi,

is there a way to make FAR Manager use windows search index or something else? I have a big NAS with network shares, and it's slow to search among them using simple search..
I use Everything search to search fast local files and also on then network. There is a CLI interface so I have it integrated with FAR both to do the search from within FAR and also get the results in an temporary panel.
It's totally free.

Example use in FAR from an old post here.

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How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by rattle » Mon 18 Feb, 2019 22:18

Here is another plugin that supports Everything in FAR:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=11195

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How to search for files faster in FAR manager!

Post by jonib » Tue 19 Feb, 2019 07:04

rattle wrote:
Mon 18 Feb, 2019 22:18
Here is another plugin that supports Everything in FAR:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=11195
Good to know.

Right now I'm using LiveFileSearch, it's a realtime interface to the Everything program within FAR, as the results are shown realtime it's really snappy to find stuff even with partial search terms
Unfortunately it's missing search history and an ability to send the results to a temporary panel like my old solution.

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