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File Name Search Function

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Generate a list of file names that meet a set of text search criteria.

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Tristan Ursell
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March 2012

filenames = filefinder('searchpath','searchterm1','seartchterm2',...);

This function will return a list of file names that contain all of the given search terms. All entries to this function should be strings. All search terms are case sensitive!

filenames is a cell array.

Conceptual Example:

 Let's presume that within 'searchpath' there are, in total, five files:

 1) future.txt
 2) predictions.txt
 3) future predictions.txt
 4) predilections.txt
 5) predictions for future.txt

Using the search term '.txt' returns a cell array with all five file names.

Using the search term 'tions' returns a cell array with filenames 2 through 5.

Using the serach term 'future' returns a cell array with filenames 1,3, and 5.

Using the search terms 'future' and 'prediction' returns a cell array with filenames 3 and 5.

Using the search term 'future prediction' returns a cell array with only filename 3. Thus one can combine two independent search terms in an ordered search term.

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