Ticket #2718 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

select files by modification date

Reported by: jacek_kal Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: search filfer dates Cc: gotar@…
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Is there a possibility to add selecting files by date or search files by date?
For example:
I have a directory with 5000 files. I must select all files modified after specified date (before selected date or between dates), eg. files older that 31th Dec 2011.
Then I have to move, copy or delete those files.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by andrew_b

Sort files by date then select what you need.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jacek_kal

It is impossible to select 3000 files from 5000 in directory within acceptable time.
Selecting using Insert key takes few minutes.
Or is there other, quickest way to select files?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by angel_il

key - "+"

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by jacek_kal

Maybe Your answer is not in a topic, or I don't understand how to use "+" key.

What pattern I have to write, to select files with "random" names?
Once more - I need to select files between specified date, and not with filename pattern. And do this quickly (Insert key is not quick enough).

Last edited 9 years ago by jacek_kal (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by angel_il

ok, you can use External panalize
0) touch -d "Jun 01 00:00 2011" /tmp/.date1
1) enter into your BIG dir
2) press C-x ! (External panalize )
3) add new command like a "find . -type f \( -newer /tmp/.date1 \) -print"

execute this command

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jacek_kal

Great! It is exactly I was looking for :)

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by andrew_b

  • Milestone Future Releases deleted

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by gotar

  • Cc gotar@… added

See also #2727 - with those actions one can sort by appropriate attribute, locate starting file (there are faster movement methods like PgUp/PgDn) and mark everything till beginning or end.

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