I usually use terminal to do my various searches of the filesystem, and wondered if I could just as easily do them using HoudahSpot, but quickly learned that I couldn’t. So it was suggested that I give EasyFind a try, and since it’s a DEVONtechnoliges product, I was all over it.
The last “find” that I ran was:
find ~ -type f \( -iname ".*" ! -iname ".DS_Store" ! -iname ".Bridge*" ! -iname ".Synology*" ! -iname "*.plist" \) -print
I’m now wondering if the above search can be done in EasyFind. That is, trying to locate any file in the filesystem that begins with a period (.) that is not named “.DS_Store” or “.Bridge*” or “.Synology” or “.plist”
Being that I’m extremely new to EasyFind, having just downloaded it, I’m not sure what type of operator to use. I’m guessing that I want “wildcards”, as that’s the only time that I get any relevant hits on
.*, but it fails when I use
Using RegEx works for
^\., finding anything that because with a period, but there’s no
NOT in RegEx, thus making it very difficult to exclude the thing that I don’t want.