Problem with /R description-range

Problem with /R description-range

touch /c a b
describe a b "descr"
dir /i"des*" => correctly lists a and b
dir /r"des*" => lists only a

TCC 11.00.49 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
TCC 12.00.21 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
 
May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
Christian Albaret wrote:

| Problem with /R description-range
|
| touch /c a b
| describe a b "descr"
| dir /i"des*" => correctly lists a and b
| dir /r"des*" => lists only a

The command you have problems with is incorrect. /R isan option which is
unrelated to the /I option. Try this:

dir /r /i"des*"

--
HTH, Steve
 
May 29, 2008
571
4
Groton, CT
Christian Albaret wrote:

Code:
| Problem with /R description-range
|
| touch /c a b
| describe a b "descr"
| dir /i"des*" => correctly lists a and b
| dir /r"des*" => lists only a
Using TCC 11.00.52 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600], I found
that both dir commands list both a and b.

Then Steve Fábián wrote:
Code:
    The command you have problems with is incorrect. /R isan option which is 
unrelated to the /I option.
Help does not list /r as having anything to do with descriptions (so I agree with Steve), but the dir /r command above does indeed seem to select files with descriptions. Is there an omission of documentation for /r"text" in the dir command help?
 
May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
dcantor wrote:

| Help does not list /r as having anything
| to do with descriptions (so I agree with Steve), but the dir /r
| command above does indeed seem to select files with descriptions. Is
| there an omission of documentation for /r"text" in the dir command
| help?

In the OT's example it did that just by chance. In fact it does not
work. There is no omission in the documentation.
--
Steve
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
12,345
150
Problem with /R description-range

touch /c a b
describe a b "descr"
dir /i"des*" => correctly lists a and b
dir /r"des*" => lists only a

TCC 11.00.49 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
TCC 12.00.21 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

I don't understand the problem -- /R (which turns off wrapping) has nothing to do with /I or description ranges.
 
I don't understand the problem -- /R (which turns off wrapping) has nothing to do with /I or description ranges.

Well, I messed a few things up. In the real case I was looking for a way to list a bunch of files with PDIR (I use an alias to PDIR) with descriptions starting with 2 different strings. Repeating /I did not do the trick. In the help page "Description Ranges", I found "You can also search descriptions using regular expressions with /R"text"." WIth /R the result looked like what I wanted except that it did not list all files. I reduced the problem to a small case with DIR, then posted it.

I looked at the help for DIR (/R disables wrap) and PDIR (/R not listed) after reading your answers. Still, as seen from a user, /R"…" seems to deal with descriptions.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Dick Johnson Weird Color Problem Support 8
fishman@panix.com Problem with 27.15 Support 2
M Problem with VSDevCmd.bat in VS 16.7.3 Support 0
R Problem with @INT[ value] in V26 Support 9
M Selecting test "off by one" problem in Take command Support 4
Alpengreis UTF-8 problem in TCC related to Python Support 7
K_Meinhard Small problem in german IDE 26 Support 3
B Problem with color in nested shells Support 1
Joe Caverly Problem creating and switching to a DESKTOP Support 9
vefatica Another popup problem Support 10
Alpengreis ffind dialog (/W) problem Support 4
Alpengreis [TCMD v25.00.24] Small space problem with the DE translation in Prefs-GUI Support 1
Alpengreis [TCMD v25.00.24] Problem with copy and paste and the # char via mouse in TCC Support 6
A Problem with functions @int @decimal and identifying Powershell as a shell. Support 12
B IF command problem in tcexit.btm Support 9
fishman@panix.com Problem at Startup of TCC Support 3
P Problem with SFTP copies Support 7
P Problem with FTP copies Support 10
Jay Sage Problem with Context Menu Copy+Paste+Run Key Assignment Support 7
R Problem with %_do_loop in nested do loops Support 2
fishman@panix.com New Problem with later Windows 10 Support 10
Peter Murschall A little problem with LEAVE and COMMENT Support 5
M Handling of %~I problem Support 4
WinLanEm FOR problem Support 18
K Problem With SCRPUT /u Support 3
vefatica What's TCMD's problem with ^e[0m? Support 13
Peter Murschall IDE: RTL with non-English resources-problem is back in Build 28 Support 4
rps Regex problem: \xnn not recognized as a hex character Support 0
rps PRIORITY LOW problem Support 1
old coot Regex problem: \xnn not recognized as a hex character Support 12
vefatica Another problem with build 22. Support 3
Alpengreis [23.x] Download-Problem Support 2
S Problem with " Support 3
C Problem navigating forums Support 11
x13 Problem listing repository files using DIR http(s)://... Support 8
Joe Caverly Problem with TEE in v22 Support 2
Alpengreis Problem with thousands delimiter and colors Support 17
M Take Command 18, migrating to another machine, license problem. Support 1
B TCC 21.01.50 Problem with ALIAS /r and SET /r Support 2
rps How to? @search problem Support 2
WinLanEm @SELECT problem Support 6
T Fixed Problem with use of Batch parameters in the IDE Support 1
Oz Solomon Problem with "list" Support 14
S V21.24 theme problem Support 2
Alpengreis Problem if command prompt is not legacy Support 4
Alpengreis TCMD.INI: The "super hidden" problem ... Support 6
G Odd problem - screen brightness Support 4
rps V20 In-process pipes problem Support 8
Alpengreis Again theme problem [v20.0.21]? Support 11
WinLanEm INPUT problem Support 1

Similar threads