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Allegro CL version 8.1
Unrevised from 8.0 to 8.1.
8.0 version

Find in Files

This dialog searches files, editor buffers, or project files for the string specified in the Find String field.

The Find String field

Enter the string (without quotation marks) to be searched for. Once you have entered the string, click on Search or press Enter to start the search.

The Filter field

This field has effect only when searching directories. Only files matching the specification (in the illustration, files with type cl, lsp, lisp, or jil) are searched. The filter may contain multiple filters separated by semicolons, for example *.cl;*.lsp;*.lisp;jil, as in the illustration. The filters are kept in a history list. The filter wildcard may also be directly appended to the search directory, as in c:\allegro-projects\*.cl.

The Search and Open buttons

Clicking on Search, equivalent to pressing Enter in the Find String field, initiates or updates the search.

Clicking on Open when a file or editor buffer listed in the results field is selected opens that file or displays the buffer.

The Include Subdirectories checkbox

When checked when searching files, all files in all subdirectories of the specified directory are searched. If unchecked, only the files in the specified directory are searched.

The Case-Sensitive checkbox

When checked, letter characters in the searched files and/or editor buffers are considered to match only when they are the same string case as in the search string. When unchecked, either case will match.

The Search field

The search can be in editor buffers, in a project loaded into the running Lisp (whether the current project or not), or in files in the specified directory, as the appropriate radio button is selected. Use the Browse button to choose a directory using standard Windows tools.

Also when opening a project, the default directory for the file selection dialog is now set to the path of the project. Note that this default is still overridden when using the file selection dialog in the IDE editor (where it defaults to the directory of the selected editor buffer) unless the context-sensitive-default-path configuration property is turned off.

The results field

Files or buffers in which the string appears are listed here. The folder containing a file is shown along with the number of occurrences in the file or buffer. If you select a file or buffer and open it by clicking the Open button (or equivalently double-clicking the file or buffer name), the first instance of the string is highlighted and clicking Search | Find Again finds the next occurrence.

Regarding HTML Files

When a file that is opened from the Find In Files dialog has a file type of htm, html, or shtml, then the file is displayed in an HTML browser program rather than in the IDE editor. Either invoke-html-browser or invoke-private-html-browser is used, depending on the value of the use-private-html-browser configuration option.

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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. This page was not revised from the 8.0 page.
Created 2009.10.15.

Allegro CL version 8.1
Unrevised from 8.0 to 8.1.
8.0 version