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Re: Feature request: Negative/extended search in log dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-30 07:18:06 CEST

On 8/30/07, Alexander Klenin <klenin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Recently, I wanted to display all log messages _not_ containing
> specific substring.
> Sure, it is not very frequent thing to want but still I think it is
> worth thinking of.
>
> User interface can be implemented in the following ways:
> 1) A dedicated checkbox 'Negate search'.
> Advantages: simplest to implement.
> Disadvantages: clutters UI.
>
> 2) Special character to denote negation, e.g. "!search string".
> Advantages: simple to implement, not visual clutter.
> Disadvantages: hard do discover for users, needs way to escape
> negation character.
>
> 3) Implement full regex support for searching.
> Advantages: most powerful and simple from the users' POV.
> Disadvantages: Obviously more complex to implement.

The search string already *is* a full regex. Only if you enter a
search string that's not a valid regex expression, a normal text
search is done.

Stefan

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