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Last post Author Topic: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?  (Read 10117 times)

tomos

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 12:10:11 PM »
Greetings One and All

I use @ and have been known to use @@ and even @@@

Greetings to you too cordowr :)
that's a good tip - I always thought that was one of those disallowed characters.
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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011, 04:07:53 PM »
What do you all use to always have a file/folder sort to the bottom?
I've seen people use prefixes like "zzz_"

I use the underscore to put them at the top, and z's at the bottom. It works.

I don't like ! or ~ though for the reasons mentioned above - scripts, etc.

Same here: underscores for the top of the list and z's for the bottom. Works well and I have yet to see any incompatibilities.

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2011, 04:27:35 PM »
I use @ and have been known to use @@ and even @@@
I use '@' as well - it looks good  :-[, and allows you to add more important (ie, lower ascii value) if you realize something is more important. I used to use '#', and settled on '@' when I realize '#' breaks certain stuff (like Windows' .chm viewer - probably because '#' is used for HTML anchor hashtags).

For people who need a tip on sorting order, check the ascii table :)
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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2011, 04:37:29 PM »
I used to use underscores back in the day (mostly for folders only), but they wouldn't work in the same sort order on my Macs, so I switched to exclamation marks. Those seem to work the same on all platforms. I also use multiple exclamation marks if I need a hierarchy (rarely).
Exclamation marks have the additional advantage of being quite narrow.

And they give me an additional laugh once in a while when other people have to deal with my folder hierarchy.
Nobody seems to recognize the additional character and everyone is rather confused by how everything is sorted :D

BTW: Have been away for a while and it's nice to see this place is still lively.

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2011, 06:17:30 PM »
I put square brackets around the names of shortcuts I want to appear at the top of the file list directly under the folders.

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2011, 11:51:59 PM »
I put square brackets around the names of shortcuts I want to appear at the top of the file list directly under the folders.

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I like this also.  Very clean AND symmetrical!

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2011, 05:48:53 AM »
Depending on what I'm doing, I use an exclamation point (majority of the time) or a tilde.  Some file managers don't sort the tilde to the top but (almost?) all sort the exclamation point to the top.

I also use the exclamation point, as it has an ASCII value of 0021. That puts it at the absolute top. The next legal character is the "#" character, which has a value of 0023. These are the workhorses of my file organization.

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2011, 04:59:07 PM »
I use curly braces to sort to the bottom, that is: { }

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Re: What special character do you use to have a file sorted at the top?
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2011, 06:47:11 PM »
I use the @ to put my quick-access stuff at the top of any list.
I use zz to put things at the bottom that I need to access only once in awhile and want to keep those items out of the way of those I use more often--especially helpful for my contacts lists.