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[ZEP] Filter+Display files by creation date   [ZEP]

By: John Gruener     Orlando, Florida  
Date: Jan 19,2019 at 15:26
In Response to: [ZEP] Filter+Display files by creation date (Laurent Duchastel)

> Downloaded a hundreds of archives files recently, dezipping all
> contents to my HD.
> I wanted to display in alphabetical order all files extracted
> >2019-01-15.
>
> Unfortunately, Filter only applies to written date, not creation date.
>
> In my case, the written date is the date the file has been last written
> *before* being put into the archive file, not the date I extracted it.
>
> It would be interesting to have an option to specify which date the
> filter should work with.

I absolutely agree. In fact just after the Alt-Sort F4 option was introduced here:
https://ztw3.com/forum/forum_entry.php?id=116718
I posted this ZEP:
https://ztw3.com/forum/forum_entry.php?id=116721

As I said there, I think filtering on Date should always apply to whatever the currently-displayed date is. It's just too confusing to be filtering on a date that's different from the one displayed and indicated in the top right File Window border. And as you point out, it deprives us of a very useful function.

Also, as I said in response to Kim, I don't think it would be necessary to implement a W/C/A prefix to the date-spec filter to specify which date to filter on, but it would be fine to add that as long as it automatically filters on the displayed date if the prefix is not specified.

And if a W/C/A prefix is not specified and the Alt-Sort F4 option is subsequently changed, then the filter should automatically change to the newly displayed and indicated date.

- John

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