1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Enhanced date and time range specifications

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Steve Fabian, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Steve Fabian

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,520
    Likes Received:
    4
    1/ Allow specifying date / time ranges in UTC, easily specified in the form /[du2011-01-01]. This syntax would be backward compatible.

    2/ Enhanced date range relative to age of reference file
    It is now possible to specify a date range which begins (or ends) with that of a specific file, e.g., /[d%@fileage[reference_file]]. However, this range always INCLUDES the reference file, allowing only to specify "all files older (or newer) than or the same age as reference_file" . It would desirable to be able to make this endpoint EXCLUDED from the range, i.e., to be able to specify "all files older (or newer) than reference_file". I could do it with the convoluted syntax below (all files on NTFS drive):
    /[d%@eval[%@fileage[reference_file]+1000000]]
    but this is very complex, and not necessarily portable when more than one type of file system is involved.

    3/ In HELP topic dateranges.htm change the example of "files older than" to use the new range negation to /![d-3]
    --
    Steve
     

Share This Page