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[Q] Sort files into random sequence?   [Q]

By: Leonard R. Miller     Locust Bayou, Arkansas  
Date: Dec 21,2010 at 00:16

I have a list of files which I want to copy to another drive. But I want them to have a random sequence and I see that Ztree doesn't offer that.

I've thought of tagging and copying my list into Excel (well -- OpenOffice Calc), add a column of integers created by a random function, then sort by that column. From there, copy the list (less the integers) to a text file and use Ztree's batch creation ability (I'd have to ask how to do that) to do the end result.

However, I've tried OpenOffice Calc formula as follows =RANDBETWEEN(1;10), placing into each cell of the column and get a random number in each of the 10 cells but, more often than not, there are duplicates.

Any way I can generate a list of unique integers?

Len

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