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Usage

  • Type dnt + keywords to search in all opened databases.
  • Type dnd to choose which datebase to search
    • Press Enter, then type in keywords to search in the chosen database.
    • Press ⌘Command + Enter to list all tags in the database, then choose a tag and press Enter to list all documents which have the tag.
  • Type dnm + tag1, tag2, ... to list all documents which have these tags in all database. Tags inputed must be exact. For example, Tag aBcD can't be inputed as aBc or abcd

After documents were listed,

  • Press Enter to open the selected result with DEVONthink.
  • Press ⌘Command + Enter to open with external editor.
  • Press ⌥Option + Enter to reveal result in DEVONthink.

 

You can download it from Github

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Many thanks for sharing.  I'm having an issue where the general dnt search (of DT Pro) isn't responding or returning any results, whereas a dnd search of a particular database works fine.

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7 hours ago, lutefish said:

Many thanks for sharing.  I'm having an issue where the general dnt search (of DT Pro) isn't responding or returning any results, whereas a dnd search of a particular database works fine.

 

You can open alfred workflow debugger (follow https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/advanced/debugger/) , run dnt, then copy and paste the debug log here.

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It freezes - dnt logs this:

Starting debug for 'DEVONthink Pro Search'

 

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 's'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'so'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sot'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'soth'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothe'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sotheo'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothe'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothew'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothewo'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothewor'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothewort'

[2018-12-04 09:12:52][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sotheworth'

 

I have some large databases (>3 gigs) containing indexed folders themselves pointing to gigabytes of files, and I think that's where the script is failing, as a dnd search of that particular database also times out.

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On 12/5/2018 at 1:16 AM, lutefish said:

It freezes - dnt logs this:

Starting debug for 'DEVONthink Pro Search'

 

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 's'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'so'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sot'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'soth'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothe'

[2018-12-04 09:12:50][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sotheo'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothe'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothew'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothewo'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothewor'

[2018-12-04 09:12:51][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sothewort'

[2018-12-04 09:12:52][input.scriptfilter] Queuing argument 'sotheworth'

 

I have some large databases (>3 gigs) containing indexed folders themselves pointing to gigabytes of files, and I think that's where the script is failing, as a dnd search of that particular database also times out.

 

Sorry, I don't have the large databases and can't test. But I attach a script file to search in all opened devonthink databases which is the core of dnt. You can download it, uncompress,  open, and then press ⌘Cmd-R to run. You can also change the search keyword theKeywords in second line of the script and test how long the searching in large databases.  Then paste the result here.

 

Download: https://github.com/mpco/AlfredWorkflow-DEVONthink-Search/files/2651576/coreSearchScript.zip

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Mpco - many thanks. When I run the script you posted directly, it works fine, and takes only a few seconds for results to appear in the Script Editor window. But, running dnt directly still just fails silently with a time-out. Running dnd and choosing a database and searching works fine. Is it connected somehow to dnt coming after dnd, rather than being a toplevel option somehow?

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16 hours ago, lutefish said:

Mpco - many thanks. When I run the script you posted directly, it works fine, and takes only a few seconds for results to appear in the Script Editor window. But, running dnt directly still just fails silently with a time-out. Running dnd and choosing a database and searching works fine. Is it connected somehow to dnt coming after dnd, rather than being a toplevel option somehow?

 

Hi, download this version https://github.com/mpco/AlfredWorkflow-DEVONthink-Search/files/2657674/DEVONthink.Pro.Search.zip and test dnt.

I changed some configs in it.

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