Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 11:51:02 -0400
Reply-To: David Johnson <d@DKVJ.BIZ>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: David Johnson <d@DKVJ.BIZ>
Subject: Re: Slightly OT: Searching SAS programs in Windows XP
This "text searching" problem brought out a number of suggestions,
including a very precise response from Gavin in Brisbane providing the text
to update the registry. Unfortunately, I "bottled out" after backing up my
registry when I questioned again if I wanted to take such a step. Sorry
Gavin, clean though the solution is, I don't have enough faith in the OS
not to fall over.
Reading the knowledge base article Francis provided, I saw method 2
referred to text indexing within the system settings. I made the change,
and as a result of a recalcitrant ADSL modem and router rebooted a number
of times. So it was a little while before I tested the option change.
Now the search utility finds the string in all files, including sas files
compressed into ZIP files. Very good fix indeed, and I am again able to
stop having to reinvent the wheel.
On Tue, 13 May 2003 13:39:06 -0400, Francis Harvey <HARVEYF1@WESTAT.COM>
>Perhaps this MS KB article can provide some help:
>Note the advice in resolution method 1 for altering the
>registry to have specific extensions treated like text files
>Francis R. Harvey III