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Author Topic: Need help or app for a unique search  (Read 1573 times)

edbro

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Need help or app for a unique search
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:27:32 PM »
I need the capability to search a directory that has a lot of subdirectories for those subdirs that do not have a certain file in them. I need to create a list, report, or readout of those subs. To be specific: I need to find those subdirs that do not have *.lrf in them.

Is there an existing search util that will do this for me? I don't speak regex but if that's what it takes, could someone hold my hand a bit? Could it be done in Autohotkey? I also have Directory Opus if that helps.

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Re: Need help or app for a unique search
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 03:43:35 PM »
http://www.binaryfortress.com/fileseek/

May work for you, not sure about creating a list unless a screen shot will work.

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Re: Need help or app for a unique search
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 03:48:21 PM »
Yes, a screen listing would suffice.

I see how I could use that to find a file or dir but I don't see how I'd use it to find a dir that did not have the file argument in it.

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Re: Need help or app for a unique search
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 03:57:01 PM »
Looking at it closer I have to agree it does not meet that requirement.
"Folders that do not contain".

Maybe something in here that would work, I haven't tried any of them.
It's a simple google search, watch for reliable sources and check the developer's site.
That's my habit anyway....

http://www.google.co...amp;client=firefox-a

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Re: Need help or app for a unique search
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 11:55:56 PM »
Target and I wrote a couple of solutions for you.

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=21414.0