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What do the numbers mean in the show files overlay?


In the show files overlay as soon as you start typing each file is prefixed by a number - what do these numbers mean? Are they some kind of ranking scrore as to how good a file name match the entered characters are?



I don’t think that there is any official documentation or record of it anywhere, but I’ve investigated that in the past and that’s the conclusion that I came to as well. I’m not at a computer at the moment but there is something regarding this on at least one of the stack overflow sites that supports the same conclusion.

It makes logical sense in that the numbers don’t appear until you start typing, and they increase with what seems to be a logical progression of the text you’re typing and how well it matches (e.g. letters near the start are considered more relevant than letters from farther in the text, and so on).