search is used to search for a particular regexp in all files whose names match a particular pattern. Enter the regexp in the
Regexp Search String
box and enter a set of filename patterns in the
box. You can press
box to complete physical directory components, as described in Completion.
The filename pattern should be a complete filename and can use the following syntax to make it match more than one file:
*within the pattern to match any sequence of characters in a directory or file name.
**within the the directory part of the pattern to match any number of subdirectories.
Here are some examples of filename patterns:
Matches all files in the root directory.
and its subdirectories. This is similar to the pattern shown in The Search Files tool.
files in any directory under the root directory that contains
in its name
See also the Match flat file-namestring option in Search Parameters for additional information.
If a filename pattern is a directory then all files in that directory are searched.
Check Case sensitive to make the search match only the case of letters exactly as entered.
Check All files to ignore any list of File Types in the Preferences.