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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: jacobolus on May 12, '05 11:55:13AM

The behaviour on thie one is just weird. When I use the | symbol, it no longer returns files with the desired words in their names, only in content. I'm not sure about other metadata. So if I have a folder named "fishy cat", and I search for fishy|cat, the folder doesn't show up!



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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: toupsz on May 12, '05 01:26:03PM

It's evidently exclusive, not inclusive, or then. Basically, you'd use it to specify alternatives, i.e., cat|kitty would mean "I want things that are either cat or kitty, but not both."
-Zach



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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: steresi on May 12, '05 01:44:07PM
If it's an "exclusive OR", then would this bring up the "fishy cat" folder?
fish|cat|(fish cat)
Is the syntax correct? I'm trying to write "fish OR cat OR (fish AND cat)"

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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: PancakeMan on May 12, '05 02:03:55PM

You're right, that IS weird behavior! What on earth would you keep in a folder named "fishy cat"?

;-P



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10.4: Use Boolean (NOT, OR) searches in Spotlight
Authored by: siaraX on May 22, '05 02:01:03PM

this is becuse space and pipe | are different characters.

I think this hint is more for search of the text in the files
so if you have file abc.txt and inside you have word cat fish
if you use cat|fish it will fetch this file

but if you have two files
where in second one you have extra dog if u don't use -dog
u will see two files as result



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