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Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by JohnQSmith, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. JohnQSmith

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    Sort the directory choice pop-up window by most frequently selected in descending order (most frequently used on top). I can't use Everything so I regularly update JPSTREE.IDX.
     
  2. Charles G

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    Why can't you use ES?
     
  3. JohnQSmith

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    I have a portable install on my work computer and they have it locked down. If you want to help me troubleshoot around it, I'm up for it.
     
  4. MaartenG

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    I found a way to run Everything as a regular user. Will post it somewhere next week (still a messy Rubik's cube; needs some twisting and turning to untangle it)

    EDIT: Are you just interested in the directories?
     
  5. MaartenG

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    While untangling an even simpler solution came up. It is described here: [title]
     
  6. JohnQSmith

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    I'm interested in "Everything"! ;)
    Looks like it's working, now to figure out how to use it.
     
  7. JohnQSmith

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    Looks like Everything isn't helping. If I type "cd fossil" and then select the folder I want (C:\Users\username\Desktop\Projects\fossil) several times (not selecting others), I want that folder to be on top. I don't care if it uses JPSTREE.IDX or Everything. If there's a setting I'm missing, please point it out.

    Screenshot - 20170322_104159.png
     
  8. MaartenG

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    Everything.exe keeps track of how many times you opened a folder or file (it's called run-count).
    If you open files or folders from the Everything GUI (everything.exe) you can see that this run-count is incremented (right-click on one of the headers and add Run Count to your view).
    You can even set a Runcount manually (by rightclicking on a file) and thus give it another "metric"
    The runcount statistics are saved in "Run History.csv", alongside the database.

    Communication between TCC and Everything.
    Everything --> TCC
    At least on my configuration TCC ignores the runcount, just like you saw.

    TCC --> Everything
    After a choice was made in the dialog box, the chosen file/folder didn't get it's runcount incremented.


    Long story short: would be useful to know how EVERYTHING and everything.exe behave on a "normal" system regarding this run count issue..
     
  9. MaartenG

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    +1
     
  10. vefatica

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    I don't think the EVERYTHING command can deal with the run-count. I believe that command is modelled on an older, relatively simple version of the voidtools command line utility, ES.EXE, which did not have that capability. The newer ES.EXE is a monster and I doubt TCC will ever incorporate all its capabilities in EVERYTHING.

    I don't find much value in the run-count. It only counts opening files from within the Everything GUI.

    You can download ES.EXE (source code included) from the voidtools site. Here's it's help; a few options mentioned are obsolete. Further below is a sinple example of its use.
    Code:
    ES 1.1.0.7
    Usage: es.exe [options] search text
    -r, -regex
       Search using regular expressions.
    -i, -case
       Match case.
    -w, -ww, -whole-word, -whole-words
       Match whole words.
    -p, -match-path
       Match full path and file name.
    -h, -help
       Display this help.
    -o <offset>, -offset <offset>
       Show results starting from offset.
    -n <num>, -max-results <num>
       Limit the number of results shown to <num>.
    -s
       sort by full path.
    -a, -diacritics
       Match diacritical marks.
    -name
    -path-column
    -full-path-and-name, -filename-column
    -highlighed-name
    -highlighed-path
    -highlighed-full-path-and-name
    -extension, -ext
    -size
    -date-created, -dc
    -date-modified, -dm
    -date-accessed, -da
    -attributes, -attribs, -attrib
    -file-list-file-name
    -run-count
    -date-run
    -date-recently-changed, -rc
       Show the specified column.
    -sort <name[-ascending|-descending]>, -sort-<name>[-ascending|-descending]
       Set sort
       name=name|path|size|extension|date-created|date-modified|date-accessed|
       attributes|file-list-file-name|run-count|date-recently-changed|date-run
    -sort-ascending, -sort-descending
       Set sort order
    -instance <name>
       Connect to the unique Everything instance name.
    -highlight
       Highlight results.
    -highlight-color <color>
       Highlight color 0-255.
    -csv
    -efu
    -txt
    -m3u
    -m3u8
       Change display format.
    -export-csv <out.csv>
    -export-efu <out.efu>
    -export-txt <out.txt>
    -export-m3u <out.m3u>
    -export-m3u8 <out.m3u8>
       Export to a file.
    -size-format <format>
       0=auto, 1=Bytes, 2=KB, 3=MB.
    -pause, -more
       Pause after each page of output.
    -hide-empty-search-results
       Don't show any results when there is no search.
    -empty-search-help
       Show help when no search is specified.
    -timeout <milliseconds>
       Timeout after the specified number of milliseconds to wait for
       the Everything database to load before sending a query.
    -filename-color <color>
    -name-color <color>
    -path-color <color>
    -extension-color <color>
    -size-color <color>
    -date-created-color <color>, -dc-color <color>
    -date-modified-color <color>, -dm-color <color>
    -date-accessed-color <color>, -da-color <color>
    -attributes-color <color>
    -file-list-filename-color <color>
    -run-count-color <color>
    -date-run-color <color>
    -date-recently-changed-color <color>, -rc-color <color>
       Set the column color 0-255.
    -filename-width <width>
    -name-width <width>
    -path-width <width>
    -extension-width <width>
    -size-width <width>
    -date-created-width <width>, -dc-width <width>
    -date-modified-width <width>, -dm-width <width>
    -date-accessed-width <width>, -da-width <width>
    -attributes-width <width>
    -file-list-filename-width <width>
    -run-count-width <width>
    -date-run-width <width>
    -date-recently-changed-width <width>, -rc-width <width>
       Set the column width 0-200.
    -size-leading-zero
    -run-count-leading-zero
       Format the number with leading zeros, use with -no-digit-grouping.
    -no-digit-grouping
       Don't group numbers with commas.
    -path <path>
       Search for subfolders and files in path.
    -parent-path <path>
       Search for subfolders and files in the parent of path.
    -parent <path>
       Search for files with the specified parent path.
    /on, /o-n, /os, /o-s, /oe, /o-e, /od, /o-d
       DIR style sorts.
    /ad
       Folders only.
    /a-d
       Files only.
    /a[RHSDAVNTPLCOIE]
       DIR style attributes search.
       R = Read only.
       H = Hidden.
       S = System.
       D = Directory.
       A = Archive.
       V = Device.
       N = Normal.
       T = Temporary.
       P = Sparse file.
       L = Reparse point.
       C = Compressed.
       O = Offline.
       I = Not content indexed.
       E = Encrypted.
       - = Prefix a flag with - to exclude.
    -set-run-count <filename> <count>
       Set the run count for the specified filename.
    -inc-run-count <filename>
       Increment the run count for the specified filename by one.
    -get-run-count <filename>
       Display the run count for the specified filename.
    -save-settings, -clear-settings
       Save or clear settings.
    -'s can be omitted, eg: -nodigitgrouping
    Switches can also start with a /
    Use double quotes to escape spaces and switches.
    Switches can be disabled by prefixing them with no-, eg: -no-size.
    
    Code:
    c:\users\vefatica\desktop> es.exe -dm -run-count -sort-date-created-descending g:\*\tcc.exe
    2017/03/09 23:22 2 G:\tc20\tcc.exe
    2017/01/04 17:43 0 G:\TCC20\tcc.exe
    2016/10/27 07:45 0 G:\tcc-rt\tcc.exe
    2016/08/26 20:40 0 G:\tc20 - Copy\tcc.exe
    2016/07/23 13:28 0 G:\tc19\tcc.exe
    2016/01/29 11:47 0 G:\tccle14\tcc.exe
    2015/09/20 22:36 0 G:\TC18\tcc.exe
    2014/07/12 10:31 0 G:\TC16\test\tcc.exe
    2015/02/27 22:08 0 G:\TC17\tcc.exe
    2014/07/12 10:31 0 G:\TC16\tcc.exe
    2013/12/27 22:11 0 G:\TC15\tcc.exe
    2013/05/08 07:21 0 G:\TCCLE13\tcc.exe
    2013/01/19 23:25 0 G:\TC14\tcc.exe
    2012/05/02 22:04 0 G:\TC13\tcc.exe
    2011/09/07 19:31 0 G:\TC12\tcc.exe
    2011/07/06 17:48 0 G:\tc12le\tcc.exe
    2010/08/07 22:39 0 G:\TC11\tcc.exe
    2010/01/24 09:51 0 G:\TCMD10\tcc.exe
    2009/04/25 10:44 0 G:\TCMD9\tcc.exe
    2009/03/20 08:09 0 G:\TCMDLE10\tcc.exe
    
     
  11. MaartenG

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    It is not only the command (utility), but also the underlying database structure and the Everything.dll.
    But I'm not going into that discussion again... gave me headaches the last time :-)

    I already played with the newer versions and managed to build a CDD + counter (sorted by counter).
    So a CDD temp gives me a list of folders with temp somewhere in the name; the temp folder you visited the most (as in: CDD't to the most) is on top of that list.
    I consider that a nice feature. Build it this afternoon, but I think I keep it.
     
    #11 MaartenG, Mar 25, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  12. JohnQSmith

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    This is exactly why I created this suggestion. The primary "fossil" directory I want to go to (and go to most often) is the one pointed to by the arrow in post #7, not the 15 files and directories above it in the selection box.
     

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