Re: Need advanced DIR list

Subject: Re: Need advanced DIR list
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:21:07 -0400

Bringing the text file into Excel isn't going to allow me to
programmatically delete the bolded summary lines.

Sample:

e:\Cherie

06/29/2015 01:15 PM 5,997,521 Account Mtg slides_2.pptx
*1 File(s) 5,997,521 bytes*

e:\cherie\NYMMIS Project.old

08/17/2015 10:53 AM 29,941 Copy of Provider dept staffing
counts 081715.xlsx
07/06/2015 01:38 PM 67 desktop.ini
06/19/2015 11:20 AM 57,340 Holiday Schedule 2015.pdf
06/29/2015 01:37 PM 133,941 NYMMIS Org Chart.pptx
*4 File(s) 221,289 bytes*

> Chris



On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> In your shoes I would use a multi-app approach: pull a directory listing
> into a text file, open that in Excel, and use Excel to sort/filter the
> entries. I've done that for listings with more than 30,000 line items. It
> takes a minute for Excel to do all the grinding needed when it converts the
> text and runs other ops, but it eventually gets done.
>
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> Keith, been there, done that.
>>
>> This is going to require more advanced CMD line methodology than what's
>> available there.
>>
>> I'm also very open to open source utilities that will do exactly what I
>> need.
>>
>> > Chris (who did a tech edit on the MS-DOS 6.0 user manual back in the
>> day)
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM, Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> > Go to the command line and type DIR /? You'll get the help page for
>> the
>> > command with all the switches and options.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi All,
>> >>
>> >> On aWin7 box, I need to create a list of docs within a very extensive
>> >> folder\subfolder hierarchy.
>> >>
>> >> I need the subfolder location, filename and timestamp, but nothing
>> else.
>> >>
>> >> At a CMD prompt, I know how to redirect a DIR /S to a TXT file.
>> >>
>> >> Can I maybe pipe the command through a FILTER on its way to the TXT
>> file?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
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