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Make it possible to negate search queries for words or phrases #1491

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mback2k opened this Issue Jan 17, 2019 · 0 comments

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mback2k commented Jan 17, 2019

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What feature you'd like to see

I would like to be able to negate searches for phrases or words, just like on Google with a - (single dash) prefix, for example -windows or -"windows bug" to be able to quickly find and archive issues that are not relevant to me. A dash inside the quotes should not negate the search term, e.g. "-windows" should actually search for "-windows".

Motivation

I have over 1000 issues in the https://github.com/curl/curl project to be sorted and over 15000 e-mail notifications currently pending in a folder of my e-mail account. Therefore I would like to quickly go through the 1000+ issues with Octobox and discard/archive non relevant issues/notifications.

Pitch

I think this feature would help people to quickly go through their pending notifications and find items they can quickly sort out. And this feature would also make the search functionality more complete in terms of search variants and options. This feature request my be related to #1299.

Thanks a lot for Octobox. I guess it will finally help me get back on track with the Windows specific side of things in the https://github.com/curl/curl project.

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