- April 15, 2016 at 9:20 am #20735
I was trying to find a specific instance of something fairly common in a set of about 20 documents that were distributed across multiple folders. I brought them up in EmEditor, and was able to search across them for my string, but it would have been extremely helpful to have the Find in Files-style output where the hits are hot-clickable, instead of extracting matches, copying the entire line and searching for that.
Spending some time debating between the Find and the Find In Files Dialog boxes. In the end, I thought this sort of functionality made the most sense in the Find In Files Dialog.
Please consider for a future release.
PaulApril 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm #20736
In case you are not aware of already, you can use the Search plug-in to do the same.
Thank you!April 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm #20737
I don’t see how. The search plug in provides me the file name and line position, but that the actual text of the line. In my task, I needed to search for a certain word that was used in variety of ways, and then edit only a particular usage. Looking at the context of the usage was the only way to determine which matches where the ones I wanted. The Search plugin only gives me the filename, and I see no options to change that output.
The Find Dialog box Extract gave me the text, but not the file name. Find in Files provides both of values, and allows me to quickly scan all the possible matches, click on the ones that need changed, and go directly to that line. That is the functionality I was looking for, but Find in Files casts too broad a net. It is not possible, as far as I could see, to only look in the Open Documents.
PaulApril 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm #20745
I understand. I will think about that in future versions.
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