can I filter lines with a list of alternative OR strings?
David V Glasgow
dvglasgow at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 05:30:20 EST 2022
I can filter text using a single term plus a numerical range s eg:
matching a text stem “re “ followed by any one of 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15
But is there a form where the alternatives are also text? eg something like:
*big [“dog”, “cat”, “fish”]*
The above searches OK, but only for “big”. There is no error, but the parenthetic list is ignored, I think. A number of lines 'filtered with' contain the stem but none of the listed suffix strings.
I suppose there is also a supplementary question that if there is a list of alternative strings option, is it more efficient than filtering for "big dog", big cat, etc in turn? If the option exists I feel like it ought to be faster, but what do I know?
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