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Bug 583676 - Tracker does not search in filenames correctly
Tracker does not search in filenames correctly
Product: tracker
Classification: Core
Component: General
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: tracker-general
Jamie McCracken
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-05-23 20:23 UTC by drago01
Modified: 2010-03-04 11:07 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description drago01 2009-05-23 20:23:43 UTC
Please describe the problem:
I have tried to move from beagle to tracker but one issue is stopping me from doing so because it makes it useless.

Having a file called foobar.png I have to search for "foobar.png" to find it via tracker. It finds stuff by metadata or file contents just fine but when I know that I have a file that contains the string "foo" in its name tracker is unable to find it. 

With beagle this works just fine.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Try to search for a file using a part of its filename
2. Notice that no results are found
3. Use the whole filename -> it works

Actual results:
It cannot search by partial filenames

Expected results:
It should find the files that contain the string in there name.

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
Comment 1 Juan A. Suarez Romero 2009-12-02 08:57:37 UTC
I think this problem has been fixed in Tracker 0.7.x branch, as when you search for "foo", actually it's looking for "foo*", returning "foobar.png".
Comment 2 Jürg Billeter 2010-03-04 11:07:04 UTC
Yes, prefix search is now supported.