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File timestamp based dates in file date selection ranges

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Steve Fabian, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    It is often desired to locate files (directory entries) that are either
    older or newer than another file. I can do this today using the cumbersome
    syntax below:
    /[D%@FILEDATE[ref_file1]@%@FILETIME[ref_file1],%@FILEDATE[ref_file2]@%@FILETIME[ref_file2]]
    TOUCH already supports using a reference file (option switch /R). I suggest
    a new date range option: /[Rref_file1,ref_file2] with the same modifier
    syntax as an explicit date@time.
    There are many operations that would benefit, for example, catalog
    updates and downloads.
    --
    Steve
     

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