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Support and Feedback / File Coloring Rules Editor dialog
« on: March 09, 2021, 15:27:24 »
Has the default dialog changed, Mathias?
I added a filter so it does what i want.  But I'm wondering whether the dialog has changed.
It was

but I now get a different version with fewer presets.

I wanted to change the 'System' file colors but that entry doesn't appear to be present in MC v11 b2770 x64 (run as admin, dark mode) editor dialog...  ???

I'd like to be able to select files in the RES window & run my scripts on them.

EG Would like to block select & run 'name as folder' script on found files in multiple folders via the RES.
(Re:-,945.msg2836.html#msg2836 )

I think this may be a complex thing to incorporate given the variables but maybe it's possible???   ??? ;)

Support and Feedback / Log file output issue
« on: December 08, 2020, 23:16:04 »
In Win10 with MC 10.1 b2743 x64
Using Log window (file operations tab) I found that using select all > copy to file  for log contents creates an empty 0 byte txt file.   :-\

The contents when just copied are fine & paste into a txt as normal.

One for the bug list?

Beta Releases / v10.0 b2725
« on: September 18, 2020, 15:17:20 »
Just updated to this & lost my custom toolbar space.  (I'd added stuff below the drives/Docs etc toolbar).
Any way to recover that extra space? 
Can't seem to see how to do it.  ...or am I half asleep & have forgotten how to do it?  :D
I tried reloading my saved layout config without effect.
I can add back the custom commands but this tool area won't move from the end of the input cmd/path field.  :-\

Support and Feedback / Regex backreference in MultiRename?
« on: July 23, 2020, 16:59:14 »
I'm wondering if I should be able to use a backreference in MR?

eg to change S27 to Session 27
Code: [Select]
(S\d+)|" - Session "\1
I've tried \1 in a variety of places vs the "" & it won't call it, only giving bad chars warning in the rename preview pane.  :-\

The ECMA REGEX script syntax linked to elsewhere says

\int   |backreference   |the result of the submatch whose opening parenthesis is the int-th (int shall begin by a digit other than 0).
(subpattern)   |Group   |Creates a backreference.
(?:subpattern)   |Passive group   |Does not create a backreference.

Support and Feedback / file search using timestamp
« on: April 11, 2020, 16:23:48 »
MC 9.6.1 b2582 x64 Win10

I'm puzzled by the result I got today using search>advanced>time.
I specified *.* on anything written since 1500, I got 0 hits.
I then tried 1400 & the files appeared.
The timestamps of the files was 1502+ so I don't understand why it needed any adjustment below 1500 to find them.  (1450-59 didn't work either).

I was sure that the sensitivity used to be seconds - or am I doing it wrong?  :-\

Support and Feedback / Re: MultiCommander v8.9 BETA
« on: May 19, 2019, 13:39:52 »
MC v8.9 b2517 x64 on W10
Hope this is the right place for this...
I've had issues with crashing when running the internal zip command via a scripted button.
This always crashes MC (CTD) - I did send in the bug report incl the script used on a couple of earlier builds but it is still occurring.

Code: [Select]
// get & extract zips
@var $root = GetSourcePath();
@var $arrFiles = FindFiles( $root + "*.zip");
@var $count = arrayCount($arrFiles);
@var $zipFiles = "";
@var $zip;
@var $n1;

// Create ; separated list with all zip files to unpack
for( $n1 = 0; $n1 < $count ; $n1++ )
 $zip = $arrFiles[ $n1];
 $zipFiles += $zip;
 $zipFiles += ";";

UnpackFile( $zip, $root, "*.*" , "OVERWRITEALL, USEEXISTINGQUEUE" );
MC.RunCmd ID="ExplorerPanel.41075"

The internal zip/rar handling allows me to click through to the contents OK it's just when I call that script.
I am wondering if this is related to MScript as some other scripts that always worked before now sometimes seem to take a while to process.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Skip All?
« on: July 13, 2018, 14:53:25 »
Any chance of adding a Skip All button to this dialog?
I was copying/moving files from the Search pane to a folder, some files were duplicated & MC asked each time rather than giving the skip all or other options.

Script / Title Case
« on: July 05, 2018, 20:24:16 »
I saw this the other day
Code: [Select]
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public static class ClipboardFusionHelper
    public static string ProcessText(string text)
        //Words that will not be capitalized; add words to this list as required
        string[] exceptionsArray = { "a", "an", "and", "any", "at", "from", "into", "of", "on", "or", "the", "to", };
        List<string> exceptions = new List<string>(exceptionsArray);
        //Break the input text into a list of capitalized (not upper case) words
        text = System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture.TextInfo.ToTitleCase(text.ToLower());
        List<string> words = new List<string>(text.Split(new char[] { ' ' }));

        //Always leave the first word capitalized, regardless of what it is
        text = words[0];
        //Check each remaining word against the list, and append it to the new text
        foreach (string s in words)
            if (exceptions.Contains(s.ToLower()))
               text += " " + s.ToLower();   
               text += " " + s;

        return text;

I thought I'd like to translate it to MS & add it to a button.

I can grab & split a filename, I can see how I could use the str selection to alter the words I want in lower case to lower case ... but I'm wondering if I need something like a regex version of
Code: [Select]
<str> StrReplace(<str> input, <str> find, <str> with );
Maybe I just haven't figured out the ordering of commands to modify the arrays yet but I'd really like something that would give me a [a-z] -> [A-Z] function :P

Any advice Mathias?

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Batch renaming function
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:58:02 »
Until MC, Directory Opus was my favorite file manager in terms of style & features.
I saw their 'Whats new' vid the other day & the way DO now handles batch renaming seems like a nice feature.
This is a 'bells & whistles' feature perhaps, & MC allows a lot of options with MR but I wondered how difficult it would be to add something similar in MR.... :-\ :)

Tips and Tricks / CMD console mod (Freeware)
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:34:54 »
I found a good cmd.exe console mod here -
It has color profiles, tabs, handy tree navigation, can save favorite commands etc & the exe can be dropped on MCs top bar.

The home page has a number of interesting small freeware progs -  including a 4 pane WinExplorer mod

Support and Feedback / Jump to Root
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:44:21 »
I was forced to update W10x64 to 1709 & since then I have had a couple of glitches in MC 7.7 b2404 -

  - the focus jumps to root of folder when 'back' is used 
  - missing icons for 3rd party progs on right click menu (they are present in Explorer).

Any ideas?

Support and Feedback / Regex in MDV?
« on: February 15, 2018, 13:27:02 »
I expect this is something I have not noticed before, normally when I use MDV with the search dialog it hi-lites the search terms so I can step thru them.
Using a Regex is a bit different  :P

Support and Feedback / Nvidia driver causing MC lockup Win10
« on: January 24, 2018, 14:49:36 »
Taken me a while to figure this one out...  My clue was that NvFBCPlugin would hang any attempt to restart the pc!

I noticed that MC would :-
  • hang on startup flag if a USB device was connected at boot;
  • lockup if I connected a USB drive;
  • sometimes not see a drive even if it was visible/usable in Win Explorer.

MC usually cannot be terminated by TM or ProcExp once it has entered not responding state.  If MC thread is apparently terminated (no longer shown in TM list) GUI or start-up flag remains on-screen. 
Attempting to restart the OS normally will hang the PC.
System needs to be fully powered-off to recover the OS.  Hitting Reset not enough even with USB devices unplugged & w10 fast boot disabled to recover a working OS.

NVDA 390.65-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql  seems to be the cause.  Clean install back to 388.71 so far resolves these issues.

Whilst this issue is probably HW specific, I think its worth sharing the info...

I am using MC x64 7.7 b2404 on Win10 x64 b170317-1834 on
Asus B350M-A
Ryzen 1800x

Mathias - would a MC.dmp made by TM help you?

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Virtual folder?
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:58:19 »
I've been wondering about a way to visually compare multiple folders & contents.
My want is a virtual container/folder that allows me to delete entries in the source folders, without them being physically present in the same physical dir.
I want to virtually merge to show all folders/files so I can weed out the duplicates &/or older versions.
Windows virtual folders (search) is restricted to files AFAIK, so the search result compares only contents as a 'virtual folder'.
I tried MC search with wildcards etc but results weren't 100% as the search terms pre-define what I see & I could easily skip an entry if my search template wasn't perfect.

What can be done if:-
Multiple folders of similar name with contents of similar names + different timestamps/versions & duplicates in nested folders e.g.
Code: [Select]
<folder 1>

\<folder 1.2>

<folder 2>

<folder 3>

\<folder 3>

I could just copy everything into a common folder, but that isn't fool-proof & uses up a lot of disk space.
I could make lists of dirs & then merge these to review contents - but time-consuming.

Can MC be made to do this?
Any ideas or tools that allow me to do this kind of thing?  I haven't found a Comparison prog that does exactly what I want, great for specific file changes but for a fuzzy review of 5+ dirs & sub-dirs, not so much.

Support and Feedback / MultiDataViewer color theme change not saving
« on: October 12, 2017, 16:14:43 »
Nothing I do will make MDV hold a new setting/config.  MC 7.5 b2381, W7x64

E.G.: If I set it to dark theme it's OK for the open file only & it holds only whilst MDV is open for that instance.

If I make/set a new profile for MDV to use a specific theme, when I reopen MDV it has gone back to default. 
If I apply new settings with multiple files open I pageup/down & the other files open as default not as the theme I just applied to the open file. The theme change works on the open file only :( 
Restarting MC makes no difference.

I had this feature working globally before so am confused.  :-\
Should I try manually editing the .xml?

....Also I noticed that throughout MDV there is a typo - Stripes is entered as 'strips' - not quite the same thing ;)

Support and Feedback / SFV status display inaccurate
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:30:00 »
Noticed a strange status output error using the sfv checker on W7x64 MC 7.5 b2381

With a multi-part part fileset MC shows 3 files failed asks del/ren/ignore, but then lists 4 items to del.  4 items are shown as failed when looking at the processed item list.
I tried with 1, 2 & 4 bad parts & so far only with more than 2 bad files does this inaccuracy in counter display occur:-
1 bad file shows 1 failed;
2 bad files shows 2 failed;
3 bad files shows 2 failed;
3 bad files shows 5 failed
4 bad files shows 3 failed.

Number of items to process (in dialog for del etc) is always correct tho.

If I delete bad parts I see MC hang completion status @ 90+%.  It has finished the routine, showing files missing & is ready to rescan.
Just an odd output under the status column.   ???

Thanks for all the work you do on MC, couldn't live without it now :D

Beta Releases / Dialog sizing & columns
« on: June 12, 2017, 13:28:15 »
I have noticed that since 7.3 bd2532 I need to use the 'restore columns' command after every reboot & in most/all tabs.
Additionally the mass-rename dialog will not save its' state.
This is a bit annoying for long names as it shifts the column width back to the left (see pic) & shrinks the whole dialog to a default size window everytime I re-open it.  ::)

Just me?

Support and Feedback / Config backup & Tab coloring
« on: February 25, 2017, 15:11:22 »
I often use my config backup to setup/configure my portable install.

Works great for my buttons etc but I have not been able to migrate the Tabs config where I have used the Tab Properties customization eg coloring.
Can I export these settings or manually edit something to export these?

Support and Feedback / Registry search?
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:21:06 »
I normally use regedit but decided to play with MCs registry feature as I haven't explored it properly.  ;)

I find navigating generally & jumping straight to a key much better in MC than in regedit, but I don't seem to get any results when using the MC Search function on REG:\

Regedit give results for terms I've entered in the Search dialog, but MC won't find anything.  I've tried different approaches but get nothing - my fault with incorrect registry search terms or is the Search function unable to search REG:\ directly?

Beta Releases / Re: Multi Commander 6.9.1
« on: January 24, 2017, 08:48:55 »
(w7x64, MC v6.9.1 b2306)

Twice out of 4 cold boots this week, when loading MC it has hung on 'reading MC config' for <90 seconds.   :o
It does complete loading & run but this stall is unusually long.  Splash screen is usually only visible for a second or 2.

The other thing I've noticed with the recent betas was that it randomly resets column width, I need to right click & restore.  I found a while ago I needed to save the setting as default for each tab & have done this many times.  It again resets width after this delay in loading.

MC is run as Admin & whitelisted but obviously something has changed since Saturday.

Any ideas on this & how to make default settings stick? Maybe something is corrupt & I need to edit the configs?

Script / Rename profiles accessed by MS?
« on: December 24, 2016, 16:27:43 »
I see that it is possible to use filters in MS now & maybe dreamed this also applied to rename profiles..?
So far I cannot find anything related to MS calling rename filters though.
Perhaps it is a 'to do'?
If not please point me in the right direction! ;)

Meanwhile I will have to do it the old way,   ;D

Merry Xmas

Script / Extract text & save to file?
« on: November 27, 2016, 17:24:52 »
I wondered if I could make a script to search for files containing a string & output the found lines to a text file or clipboard.

I can see that the search & filter functions will find the file content but is it possible to grab the found lines & output them?

SaveStringToFile could be used to output the result but defining the str + parameters & deciding what to output is potentially a bit more complex. 
If I wanted to find any line that included a word or phrase, & output that whole line, can I do it or should I be looking at more complex tools?
I want any line with 'cat'
I have a file with this content
Code: [Select]
the frog sat on the mat
the cat sat on the mat
the dog sat on the mat
the fox sat on the mat
the result output should be :- the cat sat on the mat
I assume I can use LF or CRLF to define lines or punctuation such as a full-stop to flag 'whole' lines.

I also like these options:-
  • save string(s) as list
  • save string list including filename (or name & path)
  • save string(s) from multiple files as list
  • Output list to clipboard
Hope that makes sense.
This may be too much for a MC script, but I'd like to play around with writing it if it is possible  :D

Beta Releases / Multi Commander 6.5 BETA - other
« on: November 14, 2016, 13:16:31 »
Thanks for the reply Mathias.  I am using b2282 - that is the most recent isn't it?

The selection bug-this is difficult to explain, it had occurred a while back and then in a recent release what I believed it to be was listed in the list of fixes & the problem 99% went away. I now cannot find the update list which included this fixed description.   :-\

Basically if you selected one or more files within a group and then moved/copied them to the opposite pane, selecting another block of files would often start from a random point in the collection of files.  This happened between dirs on the same physical disk+partition. (Maybe this is related to the delay in the 'grab focus thing?  All my disks say 100% okay & the FATs etc pass windows checkdisk tho...)

The focus of the last highlighted file would somehow randomly move so that a select+shift could start in a random location and a random selection of files would be highlighted for the next operation.  I suspected that the mouse cursor + overlay was involved. Difficult to explain it without videoing it.  It did occur once yesterday on a directory with a hundred files present.
I select 10 files from a folder holding 100 files, I move these 10 files to the opposite pane;
I have highlighted another file as the copying operation occurs, I press shift and select the last file hi-lighting a new block;
the highlight grabs a random block which ends with my end selection click.
So the hi-lite selection grabs extra/different files

Code: [Select]
10-shift+click - hi-lite
This could be really crazy sometimes adding dozens of extra files to the next operation.  Sometimes the selection would extend into off-screen area that could only be seen by using the scroll bar.  It wasn't really frequent & I couldn't decide how to describe it ....  then you seemed to fix it.
But maybe you meant something different & my PC is just trying to make my head explode... ::)

Grab focus-normally whilst the copy or move operation occurs I can select something else and begin or queue another operation from another dir.  Moving out of the current dir, whilst the initial op commences, now delays.
I must wait and MC will enter a 'not responding' state if I click 'up' to move up the tree, whilst it begins the copy or move operation.
I had wondered if this was due to the USB drives that I copied some items to but these are USB 3.0 drives on the USB 3.0 socket & it also happens between SATA hard disks within the system.
So I mean it is grabbing focus as it starts a function and this is preventing me from clicking on/doing anything else.

I have been resetting column width and then setting as default. But I maybe hadn't clicked save as default since installing the last beta ...I thought I had! 
I have now it seems to be okay!

OK on the Find switch/functionalities, I can wait  & use regex etc so it's not life-threatening (yet!)

Beta Releases / Multi Commander 6.4.x Issues
« on: August 04, 2016, 13:44:42 »
Just grabbed 6.4.3 b2232 (w7 x64)
I find that if I delete a folder the hi-lite bar jumps to the top of the window ".."rather than the old behaviour of going to the next item shown.  Bit annoying to be scrolling around when you have more than 50 folders :P

I noticed the d/l was very slow - serverside issue?  Or just overloaded?  Took 3 tries over about 40 minutes to eventually get the file.  Took more than 10mins to actually transfer.  Unusual!  .....Sorry, but I was desperate to see the latest build!!   ;)

Thanks Mathias.

I've found something else that is possibly related.
On selecting a file & opening rename the focus hi-lite can also jump to ".." sometimes.
This causes the rename dialog to open without any files being present in it.   ???

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