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by JamieG
2008 Mar 29, 11:09
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Regular expressions for filename searches & file sorting
Replies: 22
Views: 4981

Regular expressions for filename searches & file sorting

Hi Nikos, FG & everybody, If ever you have a lazy few weeks and are wondering what marvelous new feature might bring joy and happiness to at least one user, the following two items have been at the top of my wish list for years now. 1)  Finding a list of files using a RE on the filename A checkbox "...
by JamieG
2007 Dec 31, 11:23
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: best of 2007 and a surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 7675

Happy New Year to one and all, and thanks again Nikos, F.Gagnon and all other moderators for your unceasing toil and care.  May 2008 be a year of happiness, health and prosperity.  :D
by JamieG
2007 Dec 23, 14:14
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Change Auto-Refresh Rate
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Just a suggestion for Clay... the work that X2 goes through to keep an updated view of a folder with thousands of files should give you an idea of how much work your system is performing just to store them there.  You might find that the effort of using a different directory layout brings you a real...
by JamieG
2007 Dec 23, 13:26
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: reading folder contents
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Delay reading folder contents (2nd problem)

I had a similar problem which had me tearing my hair out for the last two days until a solution appeared a few minutes ago while I was adding the last details to a cry for help here in the forum. I've been using 1.4.0.1 for quite awhile and I almost always use "List" view in the folder windows. My "...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 19, 11:37
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Renaming files
Replies: 49
Views: 57348

Nikos's points are well taken.  (Even the remark about getting headaches from using REs... they're not for the faint-of-heart! :spin:  But they're a pretty compact syntax for doing fairly complicated text manipulations.) A few remarks: - Nikos is right in cautioning about giving RE examples which wo...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 19, 08:00
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Renaming files
Replies: 49
Views: 57348

Some RE examples

Problem 1 (medic5608d's) : strip off the first 15 bytes of each filename A simple awxRename syntax could be the following: $file=~s/^.{15}//; Example:   paramedic dave 01 Skybox 113.jpg -> 01 Skybox 113.jpg   paramedic dave 01 Skybox 117.jpg -> 01 Skybox 117.jpg   paramedic dave 02 Whatsitsbox 001.j...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 18, 17:53
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Renaming files
Replies: 49
Views: 57348

Ok Narayan, but which renamer do you want to document?

Hi Narayan, I'll be glad to help out if you can tell me which bulk-renamer(s) you want to document for those three examples.  Is it MRename1.7 or awxRenamer ?  (I assume the last part of your posting, under the "****", refers to THERename and that you've got your examples for it worked out... the sy...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 17, 19:16
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: A word of thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

A word of thanks

Snakebyte's kind help setting up MenuHack.exe me leads me to share a few thoughts that I've been mulling over for awhile. Firstly, x2 is, as we all know, an excellent program.  Working on a Windows machine without it is sheer, frustrating drudgery.  I sometimes wish that the Microsoft people would w...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 17, 18:50
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: xplorer2 HACK : Convert any menu item to a toolbar button !!
Replies: 98
Views: 143926

Ooops

Thanks, Snakebyte, you were right... ah, the little embarrassments :oops:, I should have thought of that.  :roll: I cleared my cache, downloaded the new version, and it works beautifully on whichever x2 window I want... scraps & main dual-pane windows.  I couldn't be happier, thanks to you! :bigsmile:
by JamieG
2006 Apr 17, 12:05
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: xplorer2 HACK : Convert any menu item to a toolbar button !!
Replies: 98
Views: 143926

Link to wrong version of MenuHack.exe

Hi Snakebyte.  Thanks for the update.  You are wonderful!  The link to the compiled program, however, points at the previous version, not the new one  :cry:
by JamieG
2006 Apr 15, 15:35
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: xplorer2 HACK : Convert any menu item to a toolbar button !!
Replies: 98
Views: 143926

Great idea

Fine idea, incorporating the Snake Byte Patch into the manual. It'd also be nice if someone could find the time to figure out how, and then modify MenuHack.exe, so that it would work on the top-most xplorer2 window... that way I think it would work for panes too!  (Would one ever want to issue a com...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 15, 14:38
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Renaming files
Replies: 49
Views: 57348

Are you looking for an RE that does that?  If so

        s/^(\d+\W*)(.)(.*)/$1\u$2$3/

will do the trick.  (Although looking closely at your example, if you want it always to come out as section "01", you'd need s/^\d+(\W*)(.)(.*)/01$1\u$2$3/.)

Best, Jamie :wink:
by JamieG
2006 Apr 15, 11:20
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: xplorer2 HACK : Convert any menu item to a toolbar button !!
Replies: 98
Views: 143926

Convert menu items to toolbar icons... not for scrap windows

Well, nearly perfect. It doesn't work on scrap panes, which are actually where I most often do things like changing views. Resolving to be less of a wimp, here amongst the various Masters of the Universe, I thought I'd have a try at finding the solution myself !  Hah hah!  So, imagining that there w...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 15, 10:23
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: Renaming files
Replies: 49
Views: 57348

UnStuddlyCapping

Oh that's easy, Narayan! :biggrin: If one's using perl REs, one needs to do a zero-length negative look-behind assertion to get past an initial upper-cased letter (to avoid putting a space at the start of the string), and then replace any cap with itself preceded by a space.  The following:         ...
by JamieG
2006 Apr 14, 17:18
Forum: Especially Useful xplorer² Topics:
Topic: xplorer2 HACK : Convert any menu item to a toolbar button !!
Replies: 98
Views: 143926

Quick switching between pane views & Hackmenu.exe

I've just gotten around to trying the 'Hackmenu.exe' solution and it's just perfect! I've gotten the little hammer icons for my new "List", "Detail" & "Thumbnail" view commands and have assigned sortcut keys to them... just what I wanted.  Thanks so much to Snakebyte and to Demetris for their time a...