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Non-recursive search scope option


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Unless there's already a way to do this, it would be great to have a check box that enables a search scope's top level only, without searching its directories. This would enable finer control and more liberal searching of file types.

 

Thank you!

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Somewhat related to this....the alfred:ignore tag on a directory is currently not inherited by its children. This kind of makes sense - tags are obviously specific to individual files / directories. But it also is surprising in the sense that search *is* recursive, but exclusions from search are not. Maybe along with an option to toggle searching of child directories, there could be an option to toggle ignoring of child directories if the parent is tagged alfred:ignore ? Thinking out loud here...

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Unless there's already a way to do this, it would be great to have a check box that enables a search scope's top level only, without searching its directories. This would enable finer control and more liberal searching of file types.

 

Thank you!

 

OS X's metadata server doesn't allow for non-recursive search queries, but if you use Alfred's file system navigation, you can [wildcard] search within a single folder. To do this, firstly, find the folder you want to search in then press cmd+down which will navigate into that folder, then start typing the name of the file you want to search for. e.g. rubiks, or *cube.

 

To make searching for folders even easier, you could use the folder search workflow filter in Alfred's workflow examples.

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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