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

By: Ben Kent       
Date: Jan 19,2019 at 16:08
In Response to: [ZEP] Filter+Display files by creation date (John Gruener)

> > From memory, only the written date is logged, so only that can be
> > filtered/displayed/sorted on.
> > So to be able to filter, what is logged would have to be changed,
> > adding to the memory footprint and changing the zlog file format.
> > If extra things are logged, then expect requests to be able to
> filter,
> > display and sort by the extra data.
> Ben, I don't think that's correct. I believe all three dates are
> automatically logged.
> If you log and display in the FW hundreds of thousands of files, then
> do an Alt-Sort F4 to change to Creation date, it only takes a few seconds
> to redisplay the dates. It does not require re-logging all the files from
> disk again.
> (Kim please correct me if I'm wrong).
> - John


I did say "from memory" ;-)

Having Alt-Sort as a way to change the behavior of filter and display, is not intuitive, so there is some work to be done to improve the interface.

As Alt-Sort,F4 has a toggle for the 3 dates, they must be all now logged, which means they can (technically) can be sorted(done), filtered, displayed, and in ZLOG(I presume done).

Display: would need my Alt-Filedisplay ZEP and/or a YACO
Filter datespec: to include Created, Written, Accessed, I expect something like ">c2019-01-01".


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