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Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Steve Fabian, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Steve Fabian

    May 20, 2008
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    With the prevalence of large, portable drives, as well as network mapping of
    drives it would make sense to permit splitting up the extended directory
    search database so that each drive would contain its own portion, without
    drive letters, thus making it possible to utilize the extended search
    database regardless of the currently assigned drive letter. It could also
    speed up directory searches and reduce update times (except when the target
    drive is unknown, and drives much slower than that specified by the current
    TreePath directive). I assume there would be a command/option configuration,
    or a distributed batch file for automatic conversion for both directions
    between old and new style database. With that consideration a few issues
    come to mind:

    1/ backward compatibility
    If significant, the database conversions may be utilized to achieve 100%
    compatibility before and after using an older version of the command

    2/ using the database search when the target drive is unknown
    In the current method a single database is searched, and all matches are
    displayed. This would be more difficult using the new method, requiring
    database searches on each drive, potentially slower. However, such searches
    are not very likely in batch files, and the additional time during
    interactive use is likely to be barely noticeable.
  2. w_krieger

    Nov 2, 2008
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    It also has the advantage that you can create one for the root of a cdrom etc, such as was the way with the older TREEINFO.NCD.
  3. K_Meinhard

    May 20, 2008
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    Steve FXbiXn wrote:

    I'll renew my suggestion to add database, eg. dBase, functionality to

    You could use it for JPSTREE.IDX, it would probably greatly speed up
    the search. And your users would probably find a lot of uses for this
    feature. I think it would mak a great and really new feature for the
    major upgrade.

    Another possibility would be to use the technique employed by a proggy
    called "Everything" (see http://www.voidtools.com/ ).

    Best Regards,

    * Klaus Meinhard *

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