How to search for [ ]


I’m trying to create a Smart Group that identifies all markdown documents with an uncompleted task in them ("[ ]").

I can’t figure out how to find this string using DEVONthink.

If I put “content matches” [x] in the rule, it works. but if I replace [x] with [ ], it doesn’t find anything.

Any ideas?


  • Eric
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The search index includes only alphanumerical characters, therefore this isn’t possible currently.

Makes sense. Thanks!