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0003979Far ManagerFindFilespublic2023-03-08 19:55
ReporterAlexV Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version7
Summary0003979: Far can't find files with "[", "]" in names
DescriptionLet's we have a file named "eee [www].yyy"

Search for "eee [www].yyy" returns nothing
Search for "eee [www].*" returns nothing
Search for "eee [www]*" returns nothing

Search for "eee [www*" returns this file
Search for "*www*" returns this file

From Far 1.70 up to 3.0 build 6060



2023-03-08 17:04

reporter   bugnote:0017395

Square brackets are special characters in Far file masks, and it's documented in Help. To find them verbatim, you need to enclose them in brackets. E.g. this mask finds the file: `eee [[]www].yyy`


2023-03-08 18:53

reporter   bugnote:0017397

I don't want to add extra symbols. I just want to find my files!


2023-03-08 19:55

reporter   bugnote:0017398

This was discussed in detail more than 15 years ago (and documented long prior to that), and I see no sign it is going to change in any foreseeable future.
I wish you good luck with your demands and your stance.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-03-06 18:51 AlexV New Issue
2023-03-06 18:51 AlexV Tag Attached: Search
2023-03-08 17:04 HaRT Note Added: 0017395
2023-03-08 18:53 AlexV Note Added: 0017397
2023-03-08 19:55 HaRT Note Added: 0017398