January 22, 2011

Searching by Filename in Surround SCM

Surround SCM
I've been using Surround SCM since before version 1 was released, and I was always frustrated with searching. Specifically, searching by filename. In my daily life at Seapine, I bounce between working with hundreds of files stored on two Surround SCM Servers. For whatever reason, I was never able to put together the right criteria using advanced find to return the files I was looking for. That has changed with Surround SCM 2011. One small feature that was included in the 2011 release is filename searching in the Source Tree view. Filename searches, which aren't case sensitive and can't include wildcard characters, return real-time results. As you type in the Filename Search field, the list of matching files changes. When I'm searching for that one file in a branch that includes hundreds, Filename Search is a huge time saver! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="457" caption="Surround SCM Filename Search"]Surround SCM Filename Search[/caption]