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Date:         Fri, 28 Jul 2006 15:23:59 -0400
Reply-To:     Art@DrKendall.org
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Art Kendall <Art@DrKendall.org>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject:      Re: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files
Comments: To: "Will Bailey [Statman]" <statmanz@earthlink.net>
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Using <start> <search> <all files and folders> I enter "*.sps" in the files edit box and use the look in edit box to browse to a folder to search in. this works to find all .sps files in a folder.

However, when I go back and enter a string like "aggregate" in the word or phrase edit box, it does does not find the files that contain that string.

Art

Will Bailey [Statman] wrote:

>If you are using Start>Search then sure it will - The Wild Card. Enter *.sps >and also will search inside zipped files > >Make sure all Advanced feature are set as you want > >W > >-----Original Message----- >From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Art >Kendall >Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 2:50 PM >To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: Re: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files > >Thank you. it worked. >WINXP will find words or phrases in many other kinds of files but not .sps >files! > >Art > >jaredp wrote: > > > >>Prepare to be excited! >> >>Unix and Linux systems have a command called GREP which allows to >>search for a string of text within files. >> >>You are in luck because you can download a piece of software for the >>Windows operating system which will do the same thing. Get it here >>http://astrogrep.sourceforge.net/ >> >>This software is free as in price and free as in freedom (it is >>provided for anyone to use under an open source license). >> >>Jared >> >>On 7/28/06, Zdaniuk, Bozena <BZdaniuk@ucsur.pitt.edu> wrote: >> >> >> >>>I was never successful in searching for any text string in spss >>>syntax files and will be very excited to see a solution to it! >>>Bozena >>> >>>Bozena Zdaniuk, Ph.D. >>> >>>University of Pittsburgh >>> >>>UCSUR, 6th Fl. >>> >>>121 University Place >>> >>>Pittsburgh, PA 15260 >>> >>>Ph.: 412-624-5736 >>> >>>Fax: 412-624-4810 >>> >>>email: bozena@pitt.edu >>> >>>-----Original Message----- >>>From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf >>>Of Art Kendall >>>Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 12:53 PM >>>To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >>>Subject: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files >>> >>>I tried using the <start> <search> <all files and folders> I entered >>>*.sps in the edit box and browse to a folder. >>>this works to find all .sps files in a folder. >>>However, when I enter a string like "aggregate" in the word or phrase >>>edit box, it does does not find the files with that command. >>>does anyone else experience this? Has anyone come up with a workaround? >>> >>>I am running Win XP with a patches up to date. >>> >>>Art >>> >>> >>> >> >> > > > >


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