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I often perform FileLocator Pro index searches from the command line. Each search opens a new FLP application instance. This often results in there being a dozen or more searches open at one time. I would like to have search results open in a new tab in an existing FLP instance.

Is there a command line option to achieve this desired behavior, like a switch for the "New Search" feature? Or, is there a way to force just one single instance of FLP and make each search open in a new tab?

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When you say that you are performing command line searches do you actually WANT to open a FLP instance?
Interesting question because I didn't know there was any other option. I would appreciate it if you could point me to the documentation for alternative options.

But, to answer your question, I would say I believe I want to open an FLP instance, just not a new one if an instance exists. I often interact with files using the Hits and Text tab in the preview pane, so I would think an FLP instance would be necessary.

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At the moment there's no way to open a new search in an existing instance from the command line.

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There is a separate command line search engine, flpsearch.exe, which is a console application and therefore streams the results to the console instead of opening a Windows app. Also, if you use the '-o' option to stream the results to a file the GUI is not shown.


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