Pathological
Pathological
1.0.5

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Pathological free download for Mac

Pathological

1.0.5
19 May 2015

Search Finder with extreme precision using XPath.

Overview

Pathological is a crazy new tool for searching Finder with extreme precision using a simple and powerful query language called XPath. XPath (http://www.w3.org/TR/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.

Features:
  • 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](https://github.com/itod/pathological-docs#pathological-documentation) 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 Panther (https://github.com/itod/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.

What's new in Pathological

Version 1.0.5:
  • FIX: Improved support for OS X Yosemite.

1 Pathological Reviews

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Lvdoc
13 July 2014

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Well, I suppose someone has to start a "pathological user discussion." Might as well be me.
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Version 0.9.8
Lvdoc
13 July 2014
Well, I suppose someone has to start a "pathological user discussion." Might as well be me.
Like (3)
Version 0.9.8
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
21 July 2014
How is it? On the surface it looks masochistic. And it comes with a price.
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Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
22 July 2014
It would be masochistic to agree to pay ten bucks for a beta version of software.

Thanks to Lvdoc for initiating this neuropathic and pathetic pathological attempt at a rational discussion.

OT: Am I the only one who intensely dislikes the new and difficult-to-read font MU is using in the comments? I had to go get a new pair of reading glasses just to make out the letters.
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sjk
sjk
22 July 2014
P_I,

Sad to say there can be more to dislike about the recent MU redesign than the font choice.
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Itod
Itod
22 July 2014
Pathological Developer here (ahem).

A Demo version of Pathological is available for free from my website, so you don't have to wonder how the app is, you can easily give it a try for free. The free version is feature-limited, but not by much. The vast majority of features are available in the free version.

Also: the paid upgrade is $7.99, not $10, and Pathological will be reaching the 1.0 milestone very soon (as evidenced by the version number).
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Cmarkn
Cmarkn
07 August 2014
Prince_Isaac: It's not so much the font as the extremely light gray they use for both background and text. What brain donor ever thought gray-on-gray reads better than black-on-white?
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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