FarNet.Explore 4.0.1

dotnet add package FarNet.Explore --version 4.0.1
NuGet\Install-Package FarNet.Explore -Version 4.0.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="FarNet.Explore" Version="4.0.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add FarNet.Explore --version 4.0.1
#r "nuget: FarNet.Explore, 4.0.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install FarNet.Explore as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=FarNet.Explore&version=4.0.1

// Install FarNet.Explore as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=FarNet.Explore&version=4.0.1


FarNet module Explore for Far Manager


The tool searches in FarNet module panels and opens the result panel. It is invoked from the command line with the prefix Explore:.




  • Far Manager
  • Package FarNet
  • Package FarNet.Explore


How to install and update FarNet and modules:

Command syntax


Explore: [<Mask>] [-Directory] [-Recurse] [-Depth <N>] [-Asynchronous] [-XFile <File>] [-XPath <Expr>]
  • <Mask>

    Classic Far Manager file name mask including exclude and regex forms. Use " to enclose a mask with spaces.

  • -Directory

    Tells to include directories into the search process and results.

  • -Recurse

    Tells to search through all directories and sub-directories.

  • -Depth <N>

    N: 0: ignored; negative: unlimited; positive: search depth, -Recurse is ignored. Note: order of -Depth and -Recurse results may be different.

  • -Asynchronous

    Tells to perform the search in the background and open the result panel immediately. Results are added dynamically when the panel is idle.

  • -XFile <File>

    Tells to read the XPath expression from the file. Use the .xq extension for files (Colorer processes them as xquery which is fine for XPath).

  • -XPath <Expr>

    The XPath has to be the last parameter because the rest of the command line is used as the XPath expression. The Mask can be used with XPath. Recurse and Depth parameters are nor used with XPath or XFile.

Result panel

The result panel provides the following keys and operations

  • [Enter]

    On a found directory opens this directory in its explorer panel as if [Enter] is pressed in the original panel. The opened panel works as the original. [Esc] (or more than one) returns to the search result panel.

    On a found file opens it if its explorer supports file opening.

  • [CtrlPgUp]

    On a found directory or file opens its parent directory in its original explorer panel and the item is set current. The opened panel works as usual. [Esc] returns to the search result panel.

  • [F3]/[F4]

    On a found file opens not modal viewer/editor if the original explorer supports file export. If file import is supported then the files can be edited. For now import is called not on saving but when an editor exits.

  • [F5]/[F6]

    Copies/moves the selected items to their explorer panels.

  • [F7]

    Just removes the selected items from the result panel.

  • [F8]/[Del]

    Deletes the selected items if their explorers support this operation.

  • [Esc]

    Prompts to choose: [Close] or [Push] the result panel, or [Stop] the search if it is still in progress in the background.


All examples are for the FileSystem provider panel of the PowerShellFar module.

Find directories and files with names containing "far" recursively:

Explore: -Directory -Recurse *far*

Mixed filter (mask and XPath expression with file attributes):

Explore: *.dll;*.xml -XPath //File[compare(@LastWriteTime, '2011-04-23') = 1 and @Length > 100000]

Note: compare() is a helper function added by FarNet.

Find empty directories excluding .svn:

Explore: -XPath //Directory[not(Directory | File) and not((../.. | ../../..)/*[@Name = '.svn'])]


Explore: -XFile empty-directory.xq

where the file empty-directory.xq may look like this:

    not(Directory | File)
    not((../.. | ../../..)/*[@Name = '.svn'])

Find .sln files with .csproj files in the same directory:

Explore: -XFile sln-with-csproj.xq

where sln-with-csproj.xq:

    is-match(@Name, '(?i)\.sln$')
    ../File[is-match(@Name, '(?i)\.csproj$')]

Note: is-match() is a helper function added by FarNet.

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