Re: Find File results


On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, wwp wrote:

Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 10:09:55 +0100
From: wwp <subscript free fr>
To: mc gnome org
Subject: Re: Find File results

Hello Felix,

On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 19:18:33 -0500 Felix Miata <mrmazda ij net> wrote:

I can't seem to find any option to list only one file per file in find
file results. The results seem to list multiple copies of files based
upon access times instead of unique files, which sometimes lists the
same file more than 20 times. Is there no option to do this?

No, since it's design to show all occurrences (and their line number), but I
second this, would be nice to also know what file simply match.

Just select Panelize after you have the first list.  That will give you a 
panel with the files that have been found.
But it would also be nice to be able to match filenames case UNsensitively
(useful when you don't know exactly where what you're looking for is located).

Remember that you can customise the "eXternal panelize" command to do 
almost anything you want.  Just try:

        External Panelize/Other Command
        slocate -i filenamestring

You can even pipe the output of "slocate -i filenamestring" to filter it, eg:

        slocate -i filenamestring | grep bin

or use slocate -r to use a regular expression for your search.

And by using "Add new" you can save a command for future use.

One of my favourites is to sort the sendmail mail queue and panelise the
output, keeping associated df and qf files together:

        ls -1 q* d* x* | sort -k1.3 -k1.1,1.2

Very handy for separating incomplete df files from the rest.


Jim Holland
System Administrator
MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

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