API to open a file and populate a search?

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30 May, 2016 10:02 AM

I would like to open a markdown file with a search term already pre-populated.

I looked at the URL handler documentation and couldn't find a query parameter that would allow me to specify a search term.

I also looked at the script dictionary for Marked2 and couldn't find anything (but I have to admit that I am not too familiar with the script dictionaries, so I might have missed it).

So is there a way to achieve this? Did I miss something obvious?

Thanks, Rainer

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 31 May, 2016 06:59 AM

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    This isn't a feature exposed in the API. I actually don't know of many
    apps that have such a feature, so I'd be curious about your use case.


  2. 2 Posted by Rainer on 31 May, 2016 07:08 AM

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    My use-case: I have directories with notes (as Markdown files). I want to automate following: do a spotlight search in these Markdown files to find the files that match my search term; then I want to be able to choose a file from the list to open it in Marked 2. And I want to use the spotlight search in Marked 2 automatically, so that I can easily see the location where the file matches (or jump to the matched place).

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 01 Jun, 2016 01:58 PM

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    That's reasonable, and adding an API method to handle this would be relatively simple on my end, so I'll consider it for an upcoming update.

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