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#1 2010-01-25 21:48:01

scket
#! CrunchBanger
From: West Midlands
Registered: 2009-01-16
Posts: 221

[SOLVED] File List Application

A friend asked this question:

I need a recommendation for a Windows file list application.  I've tried a few on my Vista (criminally poor operating system) PC but no luck.  I want simply to list the files in specified folders.  If dates and file sizes are included, that's a nice bonus.
Thanks

I wasn't sure about the windows app, but I thought he could boot up a live cd and use a terminal command or simple script, perhaps to output to a text file. Am I right, or am I talking nonsense?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks cool

Last edited by scket (2010-01-26 14:01:35)

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#2 2010-01-25 21:58:30

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: [SOLVED] File List Application

Doesn't Windoze still have a version of the old DOS `tree` command?  I don't think it shows file size or created/modified/touched, but I'm pretty sure it does the list thing.

What about `dir` (DOS version of `ls`)?  I'm almost positive it has command line switches to show size, modified, etc.

As a former Mac (6.1.7) user, I've always preferred DOS to Windoze.

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#3 2010-01-25 22:07:44

benj1
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From: Yorkshire, England
Registered: 2009-09-05
Posts: 1,084

Re: [SOLVED] File List Application

pvsage wrote:

Doesn't Windoze still have a version of the old DOS `tree` command?  I don't think it shows file size or created/modified/touched, but I'm pretty sure it does the list thing.

What about `dir` (DOS version of `ls`)?  I'm almost positive it has command line switches to show size, modified, etc.

As a former Mac (6.1.7) user, I've always preferred DOS to Windoze.

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although you could use the live cd, and try and get another convert smile


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#4 2010-01-25 22:21:38

pvsage
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Re: [SOLVED] File List Application

Also, if he needs the list of files in a text file, just redirect the output.  My DOS is a bit rusty, but I think it would be something like

dir c:\directory_path\*.* -s >> filename.txt

The -s switch tells dir to search recursively.

Last edited by pvsage (2010-01-25 22:23:53)

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#5 2010-01-25 22:30:42

scket
#! CrunchBanger
From: West Midlands
Registered: 2009-01-16
Posts: 221

Re: [SOLVED] File List Application

Brilliant, thanks for your quick responses. I'll pass them on to him. At least I've learnt something if it does not help him!!

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#6 2010-01-26 14:01:09

scket
#! CrunchBanger
From: West Midlands
Registered: 2009-01-16
Posts: 221

Re: [SOLVED] File List Application

Thank you all.

Seems to have done the trick!!

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