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Command line options?

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DB
3 discussion posts
Hi,

Are there command line options available for FileSeek?

For example is it possible to launch the program with the Query as a command line parameter?
May 28, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The only command line option that's currently available is the Search Path. I've added a feature request for some more command line options though, including the Query value.

Thanks!
May 31, 2011  • #2
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DB
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Thanks,

Another really useful option would be to have a 'search in results' option that would allow a 'burrowing-in' typ of search.
i.e. Searching within the set of files found to contain hits for one query for a different, subsequent query item.
Jul 16, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks, I've added that to our feature request list as well!
Aug 1, 2011  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
FileSeek 3.0 Beta 1 (http://www.fileseek.ca/Download/Beta/) is now available, and now has more command line parameters. You can find the details here: http://www.fileseek.ca/FAQ/#commandline

Thanks!
Mar 22, 2013  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
FileSeek 3.1 is now available at the link below, and you can now filter within search results. Just right-click any file in the results and choose "Show Filter Controls."

http://www.fileseek.ca/Download

Thanks!
Jun 6, 2013  • #6
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DB
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Many Thanks!

I really like the new command line and filter within results features.

This great program now integrates very nicely with my preferred editor.

EditPlus - 'Other Application' parameters to pass: "$file$" -cursor $line$:1
Jun 11, 2013  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Glad to hear it, and thanks for letting us know about the settings for EditPlus! I've added them to the list on the FileSeek site :)
Jun 11, 2013  • #8
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Robert K Roderick
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All the options work great. The only thing I don't see is a way to auto start a search after you make the call. The Output Results to File does load FileSeek, starts a search, and outputs a file. But it closes when done. I need FileSeek to stay open after it does the search. Is there a way to do this?
Jan 15, 2014  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, to clarify, you just want to start a search from a command line, have the GUI open and run the search, then stay open? Do you also need the output file? Or were you just trying that one out as a workaround?
Jan 16, 2014  • #10
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Robert K Roderick
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Hi Keith, I just want to start a search from a command line, have the GUI open and run the search, then stay open.
Jan 16, 2014  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, thanks for the clarification! I'll put this on our list and we'll hopefully be able to implement it for the next version.
Jan 17, 2014  • #12
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Robert K Roderick
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Did this request get built into the latest release 3.2.0 Beta 2?
May 10, 2014  • #13
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately not, but hopefully will be in one of the next couple of betas :)

Thanks!
May 12, 2014  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new FileSeek beta version and you can now have the search start from the command line by adding the -start parameter.

Thanks!
Jun 14, 2014  • #15
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Robert K Roderick
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-start works great! Thank you!!
Jun 14, 2014  • #16
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Paul Scannell
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The -d command switch doesn't seem to work. It might be because part of my path contains a folder with spaces in it. I have tried this (this is out of a batch file with a parameter of what I'm searching for, thus the %1 in the -r part):

C:\"Program Files (x86)"\FileSeek\FileSeek.exe -d C:\Users\xxx\Desktop\Source\Designer\"Forms and Task" -f *.xml -r "cmd:.*?%1" -o C:\FileSeek\Lookup.csv -start

as well as this:

C:\"Program Files (x86)"\FileSeek\FileSeek.exe -d "C:\Users\xxx\Desktop\Source\Designer\Forms and Task" -f *.xml -r "cmd:.*?%1" -o C:\FileSeek\Lookup.csv -start

But neither work. I had to manually run FileSeek once forcing the path to be where I wanted it to be, then run the batch file the first way to get it to run. Of course, since the -d command doesn't seem to work anyway, the program works but only because I forced the path value.

Any Ideas?

I'm using FileSeek Pro 5.0.1 if that helps.

Thanks,
Paul
Jan 26, 2016  • #17
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You just need to move the quotes on the path to FileSeek as well, like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\FileSeek\FileSeek.exe" -d "C:\Users\xxx\Desktop\Source\Designer\Forms and Task" -f *.xml -r "cmd:.*?%1" -o C:\FileSeek\Lookup.csv -start

At a command line, the quotes need to wrap the entire path, not just the part that has the spaces :)
Jan 27, 2016  • #18
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Paul Scannell
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Ironically enough, you don't need the quotes around the FileSeek command . This is what I have there and it works fine:

C:\"Program Files (x86)"\FileSeek\FileSeek.exe

I tried your suggestion for the -d xxx and it doesn't work. I already stated that in my post. I've tried this:

-d C:\Users\xxx\Source\Designer\"Forms and Task"

and this:

-d "C:\Users\xxx\Source\Designer\Forms and Task"

jerry
Jan 27, 2016  • #19
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Right, I tested this exact command as well, and it only works if you wrap the path to FileSeek in quotes, like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\FileSeek\FileSeek.exe"

I have no idea why FileSeek launches when you do it the other way, but the other way is what's preventing the rest of the command from working properly.
Jan 28, 2016  • #20
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Paul Scannell
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Finally I have the correct combination of things. Both the fileseek command and the path have to be surrounded in double quotes. Then it works perfectly.

I must have been doing one or the other not in quotes at different times. Now it works fine.

Thanks for all your help.

Paul
Jan 28, 2016  • #21
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, glad to hear it's all good now!
Jan 29, 2016  • #22
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