I use the pound "#" symbol to add tags to notes created in plain text files. I am experiencing difficulty using FileLocator Pro to find only the files that contain tags with the "#" pound symbol.
The issue can be reproduced using the following Windows shell command line:
C:\Portable\FileLocatorPro\FileLocatorPro.exe -idxname MyIndexName -r -c -ceb "#billable"
-idxname Search with specified index
-r To start the search immediately
-c Text to search for using the Containing Text Field
-ceb Boolean search type
The expected result are just files that contain "#billable".
But files are being returned that contain "billable" which is undesirable.
I have tried escaping the pound symbol using "#billable" without a change in results.
I have also tried using "# NEAR billable" and "# NEAR billable" which returns an error, "Errors occurred during search. If the problem persists please contact technical support".
I am using a portable a portable application launcher called Launchy to perform my search queries, so I would prefer not to use a cryptic REGEX expression. However, I'd be happy to temporarily use it as an alternative if anyone cares to offer the appropriate query.
FileLocator Pro Version 8.2 Release Build 2736 - 2017.06.06.41790