#82 filter search results by substring of filename

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nobody
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2013-09-06
2013-09-06
domes-dos
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Hello. In 95 percent of my searches I know parts of the filename in which a certain string has to be searched. It would be great that the search results can be filtered by parts of the filename.

Example: Imagine a directory with 1000 word documents (invoices). The filenames are 1234-nameofcustomer.odt. Now a customer is calling and tells me, that a product (lets say a thinkpad notebook), that I sold him, is defect and now I have to searching the corresponding invoice. If if search for "notebook" in my invoice-folder, docfetcher gives me over 200 search results (all invoices with the word "notebook"), 199 are useless because I only want search results with the customers name in the filename.

I think for lots of users it would be great to have textbox named "filemask" placed to the right of the textbox of the searchpattern.

Example:
search pattern: thinkpad | filemask: miller.odt

I made a fake screenshot with the additional textbox (see attached).

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  • domes-dos
    domes-dos
    2013-09-06

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  • Nam-Quang Tran
    Nam-Quang Tran
    2013-09-06

    Hi,

    I agree that this feature would be useful. However, due to lack of time, this probably won't get implemented anytime soon.

    Best regards
    q:-) <= Quang