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Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: OS X 10.9 or later
Block connections to: celestialteapot.com
Yosemite Compatible Patcher
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Pathological 1.0.4 changes unavailable.
Pathological 1.0.3 - February 11, 2015
NEW: Preference for including `Library` folders from search results. Off by default.
NEW: Support for two new standard XPath functions: string-join() and tokenize().
FIX: The "Exclude files matching" list now works correctly.
Full Release Notes: http://celestialteapot.com/pathological/changelog.html
More Info: http://celestialteapot.com/pathological/
Pathological is a crazy new tool for searching your OS X Finder with extreme precision, using a simple and powerful query language called XPath.
XPath was originally designed as a query language for XML data. Surprisingly, the Finder shares much in common with XML data, and XPath turns out to be a natural way to search for files and folders on your Mac with unprecedented precision. Pathology is the fine-toothed-comb of search tools.
A full-featured XPath query editor with syntax highlighting, and code auto-completion.
Several syntax highlighting themes to choose from (in Preferences).
Check 'Debug' to slowly proceed through the XPath expression step-by-step, and watch the filtered files and folders appear each step of the way.
An interactive console with click-able error messages that lead you right to the syntax or runtime errors in your XPath query.
Each Pathological window is a .pathological document that can be edited, saved and re-opened later.
A query results table contains details on the selected files and folders. Double-clicking on a result item reveals it in the Finder.
Pathological's XPath-based query language includes many extension functions designed specifically for searching the OS X Finder, for example:
modified() – get the modification date of a file or folder.
created() – get the creation date of a file or folder.
kilobytes() – get the number of KB in a file or folder.
megabytes() – get the number of MB in a file or folder.
permissions() – get the POSIX permissions of a file or folder (e.g. 0644).
owner() – get the username of the owner of a file or folder.
matches() and replace() – filter using regular expressions.
And many more!
Pathological's XPath engine is powered by Panthro, an open-source implementation of XPath 1.0 in Objective-C that includes the ability to debug the evaluation of an XPath expression step-by-step.
Pathological is written entirely in Cocoa/Objective-C so it feels right at home on your Mac.