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Re: Searching log messages by author and text

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 09:40:35 +0200

On 02.07.2011 04:01, Phil Seakins wrote:
> Using regular expression search with "messages, authors and paths"
> checked I am trying to find revisions that _I_ posted which contain
> particular keywords. Using "phil.*keyword" I expect the search to
> return any revision with "phil" as the author and "keyword" as part
> of the logged message.
> Instead, I only get back entries where colleagues have mentioned my
> name in the log followed by the keyword. It appears that the search
> does not concatenate and then search as a whole "messages, authors
> and paths". It appears rather to apply the search individually to the
> three fields. I've tried reversing the terms.
> It occurred to me there may be some reserved words that I can use in
> the search terms in order to hone in on this search but I have been
> unable to find anything in the help. Does anyone have any suggestion
> as to how I can perform this search?

When you do a regex search, the regex is applied to each string
individually (log message, author, ...).
So your regex won't catch what you want.

In the upcoming 1.7, the filter has been improved a lot and you could
just enter "phil keyword" to get what you want.


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