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pdir /(fq) not working

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stephen Worthington, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Stephen Worthington

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    TCMD 10.00.46

    It looks like the new /(fq) option on pdir is not working. pdir /(f) works, but if I add the q, I get no output from the pdir command.

    [C:\temp\temp]dir

    Volume in drive C is VistaOS Serial number is 1a79:1110
    Directory of C:\temp\temp\*

    [C:\temp\temp]dir

    Volume in drive C is VistaOS Serial number is 1a79:1110
    Directory of C:\temp\temp\*

    2/02/2009 16:03 0 abc.txt
    2/02/2009 16:03 0 def ghi.txt
    0 bytes in 2 files and 2 dirs
    8,117,493,760 bytes free

    [C:\temp\temp]pdir /(f) *
    abc.txt
    def ghi.txt

    [C:\temp\temp]pdir /(fq) *

    [C:\temp\temp]
     
  2. Jim Cook

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    I get the same thing.
    I also noticed an interesting thing testing /(fN) vs. /(fn). I had a long
    filename, but it had no short filename. The long filename was created with
    mklnk. It looks like Windows/TCC does not auto-create a short filename
    during the link process. I'm not complaining about that, but it did make me
    wonder and investigate for a few minutes while I wondered whether pdir had a
    problem.

    On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Stephen Worthington
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  3. rconn

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    That's Windows, not TCC.
     
  4. Jim Cook

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    Since "dir /x" didn't show anything, nor did my own timedir when looking at
    the Find structure, I suspected as much.
    Mostly , I hoped to put some more information out there in case somebody
    else got confused also. Thankfully both @LINKS and my program showed 2, and
    that was when I became pretty certain it wasn't a flaw in PDIR.

    On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:40 AM, rconn <> wrote:




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  5. rconn

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    The 'q' option requires you to also specify the P, p, N, or n option.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  6. Stephen Worthington

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    On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 20:46:27 -0600, you wrote:


    Ok, so it is just a problem with the documentation then. I have never
    used PDIR /(f) before, so I had no idea from the help file that I
    needed one of the other options too. PDIR /(f) does work and seems to
    be the same as PDIR /(fn), so I think it would be best if PDIR /(fq)
    did the same as PDIR /(fnq).

    BTW Thanks a lot for the q option. It makes it much easier to create
    ad hoc batch files to do things to a list of files. I have frequently
    found myself using my text editor to add the quotes manually.
     

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