How do you search for the file names matching some pattern in DXR? E.g. MXR has http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/find?string=nscoord. I can’t figure out how to do that with DXR. Searching for “path:nscoord” gives “Error: unknown search parameters”. If the feature is implemented then it is currently not discoverable.
You have to get the Advanced Search box to show first; it presents a "path" field. Hit Return while in the search field, and the Advanced Search should appear. This is silly, and we should improve its discoverability. :-)
This is annoying but shouldn't block retiring MXR, so I'm removing the whiteboard phrase.
I disagree. This is one of the main functions of MXR, and should be treated as a 1st class citizen in DXR. We probably don't want to add a separate box to the default search UI, but it should look in the file names as well.
Fine with me.
This is pretty discoverable now, with the Filters menu listing "path:" as its first item. It's also quite flexible: you can search for "path:addon*addons*ome" to find files whose paths contain "addon" and then some stuff, then "addons", then more stuff, and finally "ome" (and more stuff). As you can see on the roadmap (https://wiki.mozilla.org/DXR_Roadmap#Top_of_the_Heap), we still plan to surface path matches even better, but I don't think it's fair to shoehorn that into this ticket. I'd like to call this done, for MXR-retirement-blocking purposes. Reopen if you feel very strongly.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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