Search for string in folder names

Hi ...
I will be getting some string through params[:first_name].and i want to
get that
what are all the folders names contain that string.
For example
I have folders names like below
each one is folder name

    1.kannan@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
    2.martin@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
    3.martin@angleritech.com~Vs~priya@angleritech.com

Now if i enter "joy" into that first name text box
i want to get all the folders which has joy in the folder names
for the above example i will have to get the below results for the
folder search because it contains joy in the folder name

        kannan@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
        martin@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com

pls help me up how can i implemend this.
Thanks in advance

Cheers

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Dir.glob("/path/to/base/dir/*#{search_string}*")

Think carefully about the security of working with input directly from user
input on the file system.

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On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 5:58 AM, Newb Newb <revathy.p@angleritech.com>wrote:

Hi ...
I will be getting some string through params[:first_name].and i want to
get that
what are all the folders names contain that string.
For example
I have folders names like below
each one is folder name

   1.kannan@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
   2.martin@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
   3.martin@angleritech.com~Vs~priya@angleritech.com

Now if i enter "joy" into that first name text box
i want to get all the folders which has joy in the folder names
for the above example i will have to get the below results for the
folder search because it contains joy in the folder name

       kannan@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
       martin@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com

pls help me up how can i implemend this.
Thanks in advance

Cheers
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I am no expert in this, just my two cents,but I would do the following:

def getNames(param, directory = Dir.getwd)
    foldernames, matches = Dir.entries(directory), []
    foldernames.each { |fn|
        if fn.include?(param) then matches.push(fn) end
    }
    puts matches.join("\n")
end

I'm not an expert as I've said, but for just creating a list of folders that match your parameters, such as joy, I think that would retrieve an array of strings for filenames that include the string passed for 'param' in the directory passed to 'directory' or the current directory if one is not specified...

Doesn't solve your text box part, but I'd try something along the lines of what I put above to retrieve the filenames. Hope that helps you. :slight_smile:

  - Jayce

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From: "Newb Newb" <revathy.p@angleritech.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:58 PM
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org>
Subject: Search for string in folder names

Hi ...
I will be getting some string through params[:first_name].and i want to
get that
what are all the folders names contain that string.
For example
I have folders names like below
each one is folder name

   1.kannan@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
   2.martin@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
   3.martin@angleritech.com~Vs~priya@angleritech.com

Now if i enter "joy" into that first name text box
i want to get all the folders which has joy in the folder names
for the above example i will have to get the below results for the
folder search because it contains joy in the folder name

       kannan@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com
       martin@angleritech.com~Vs~joy@angleritech.com

pls help me up how can i implemend this.
Thanks in advance

Cheers
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