Is Filename Comparison Possible ?

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Is Filename Comparison Possible ?

Post by Starsurfer » 2003 Dec 03, 05:20

Hi.

Is there any way to do a comparison of files in panes on filenames only?
excluding, content etc..the other stuff.
-like mark the items that have Identical filenames.
what about size ?
A request Nikos .....It would be very helpful.
like for eg. with music files..

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Also,(not so much a need, but a question ) -One cannot do a sync
with date & contet ata the same time. right?

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Post by nikos » 2003 Dec 03, 09:11

i was thinking about a name-only comparison, it's in the list
wrt comparing both content and dates, what would be the point?

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Post by narayan » 2003 Dec 03, 09:26

Can x2 detect files with same contents, but different names?
(OR, based on checksum, where again the filenames are different, but both files have the same contents)

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Post by nikos » 2003 Dec 03, 10:15

checksum can be only used for identity checking, not for differences (everything is generally different to everything else)

the easiest way to compare checksums is to have the column on, and place it first in one pane. Then using the sync scrolling Ctrl+M, if there's a matching item in the other pane it will be hilighted.

Keep in mind that files may have same checksum but completely different content

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Post by narayan » 2003 Dec 03, 13:15

Does that trick extend to any column that is placed first in the order?

In other words, can we look for matching entries for anything
(by enabling that column and placing it on extreme left in the folder pane, using ALT+K) ?

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Post by nikos » 2003 Dec 03, 13:48

that is correct
also note the easiest way to rearrange columns is header drag-drop

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Post by fgagnon » 2003 Dec 03, 14:12

In the current vernacular: kewl :!:

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Post by narayan » 2003 Dec 04, 03:44

WOW! If that's possible, then why not have that in CTRL+F9 also? I mean apart from name and contents, provide a freewheeling choice: compare pane contents based on a selected column (provide a pull-down menu of all columns in the CTRL+F9 box)

A user may be interested in mass-treatment ("Which files of the second set are duplicates of the first set?"), rather than looking for equivalents one by one. I acknowledge the importance of CTRL+M, though.

Nikos, all these hidden features (two surfaced in this very thread) will make me rewrite the help, though it is an magnum opus already, according to a critic! ;)

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BTW the "drag-drop headers" feature (to rearrange the columns' order) doesn't work (on NT4 at least-- I will have to check this out on 2k tonight). I had to use ALT+K only. Could this be yet another NT4 problem?

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Post by vserghi » 2003 Dec 04, 08:41

narayan, the column header drag and drop does work in NT4. It may be that it is not activated in "IvsExtendedStyle". Check out my post on this subject.
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Post by narayan » 2003 Dec 04, 09:26

Ok, thanks!

This should be enabled by default, though.

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Nikos, how about the first part of my earlier post (having a selection of columns for the F9/ALT+F9/CTRL+F9 operations)?

Of course, some of the columns may not make sense, but even then you can pack a lot of extra power in that command.

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Post by Starsurfer » 2003 Dec 05, 05:27

It really would be helpful at least to me.
there were always times, while using 2x there was a time I felt
a need for it. -For a 'Name' only comparison.
& Also then, to add a 'Size' Capability to the name comparison.
i.e size & name

-for example with files D/loaded using fileshare programs, irc etc...
they may have same names; but not size or content.
wrt comparing both content and dates, what would be the point...
- was more a question...yes I guess there would be no point.

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So to sum it up , there will be 'Name' only comparisons
& I also will be able to do 'Name & Size','Name & content'
and 'Name, Size & Content'
Right ?

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Post by rir3760 » 2003 Dec 05, 08:24

Comparisons based only in the filename can already be done using the options in the 'Mark', 'selection' menu. For example, if I want to compare:

Left file pane: C:\rirTemp\ToDo\SciTE_157\Langs (38 files)
-and-
Right file pane: C:\Dev\Apps\SciTE\Langs (43 files)

Then what I do is as follows:

* To select all the files with a matching filename:
1.- Activate the first file pane
2.- Control+A (select all), Control+F11 (store selection)
3.- Activate the second pane
4.- Alt+A (unselect all), F11 (apply selection)

* To select all the files without a matching filename:
1.- Activate the first file pane
2.- Control+A (select all), Control+F11 (store selection)
3.- Activate the second pane
4.- Control+A (select all), Alt+F11 (unselect selection)

Hope this helps

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Post by nikos » 2003 Dec 05, 10:03

good idea!

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Post by Starsurfer » 2003 Dec 05, 12:13

Hey that's a nice idea rir3760...
I could use that for now whenever I need it.

Nikos that's not to say the more direct comparison
won't be much desired. :-)

So...
there will be 'Name' only comparisons
& I also will be able to do 'Name & Size','Name & content'
and 'Name, Size & Content'
Right ?

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Post by nikos » 2003 Dec 05, 12:16

yes, i will start working on a duplicate checker

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