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Author Topic: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria  (Read 2836 times)

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help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« on: March 13, 2009, 09:30:48 AM »
i'm trying to recall but this fails me. i need a command-line tool (dir, ls, etc) that is able to list down folders with the criteria that the folders do NOT contain a certain file (the file is specified by user). can someone please help..

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 11:08:12 AM »
will this help?

http://www.spadixbd....e_folders_search.htm

edit-it's not free, but there is a trial period

« Last Edit: March 13, 2009, 11:11:22 AM by cmpm »

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 08:43:32 PM »
thanks, will give it a spin.

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 09:11:25 PM »

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 09:22:32 PM »
http://www2.think-le...om/avafind/features/

http://www2.think-le...reen-search_full.jpg

ava has a block folders feature
not sure if that would help

this is a pro version that reverts to the free after 30 days
though it retains the 'block folders' feature

i like the one Phil posted too
« Last Edit: March 14, 2009, 09:25:52 PM by cmpm »

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 08:47:20 PM »
i haven't found what i was looking for, maybe an AHK script would be more apt.

consider this situation: let's say a lecturer is checking assignments due from his pupils. he has 'x' folders for each of the them. so they turn in their assignments by placing it in their respective folders. so on deadline day, the lecturer can run a program that loops through each of the folder and lists down folder that doesn't have the given file to see who hasn't met the deadline. additionally it'd be better if the returned list of folders can be copied to clipboard or exported into a txt or csv file.

the filenames are standard for each assignment but for the program, it's better if it can take wildcards or list of names like this:
hist*0910.doc
phi*0809.xls*
comp*|mech*.doc <- the pipe (|) being the delimiter

that's about it, i hope someone is up to the tasks.

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 09:32:15 PM »
What about 'Everything'?
If you go to specific folder then right click has 'Everthing' in it.
And will only search that folder.
Here's the exclude options.



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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 09:48:17 PM »
'Everything' looks good but i think it only filters folders/files based on the keywords specified while i'm looking for filtering of the folder based on the filenames within that folder.

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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 10:11:36 PM »
hm maybe acbrowser,
but most any file manager has it's search capabilities
it can search by filename but i don't see exclude

http://www.konradp.c...how_app=acbplus_free





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Re: help me find a folder listing tool with an exclude criteria
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 01:09:30 AM »
but most any file manager has it's search capabilities
it can search by filename but i don't see exclude

that's the problem, maybe i need to lobby some of the resident coders to take up this project.. :D