Copying files as zero byte files

We welcome any suggestions for new features or improvements in Altap Salamander. Please post one suggestion per report.
Petr Solin
ALTAP Staff
ALTAP Staff
Posts: 1111
Joined: 08 Dec 2005, 09:13
Location: Novy Bor, Czech Republic
Contact:

Re: Copying files as zero byte files

Post by Petr Solin »

jis wrote:What I really ask you is: Why this |* mask work as work? I think that folders are only special case of files in filesystem, so how this filter really works? Does it work only as side effect of something?
Mask is applied only to files in Copy/Move operation, that's all folks. :)

User avatar
jis
Posts: 450
Joined: 27 Jan 2006, 23:14
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Re: Copying files as zero byte files

Post by jis »

Petr Solin wrote:
jis wrote:What I really ask you is: Why this |* mask work as work? I think that folders are only special case of files in filesystem, so how this filter really works? Does it work only as side effect of something?
Mask is applied only to files in Copy/Move operation, that's all folks. :)
Oh, this explained all, I see it now.

May I ask you: Why is mask applied only to files, what is the reason? Why aren't files and folders processed the same way, including using masks? Like in cp/mv commands in Linux.

Maybe you can add into mask hints, that masks are applied only to files.
Salamander fan since 1998
My current OS's: W7 and W8.1

Petr Solin
ALTAP Staff
ALTAP Staff
Posts: 1111
Joined: 08 Dec 2005, 09:13
Location: Novy Bor, Czech Republic
Contact:

Re: Copying files as zero byte files

Post by Petr Solin »

jis wrote:May I ask you: Why is mask applied only to files, what is the reason? Why aren't files and folders processed the same way, including using masks? Like in cp/mv commands in Linux.
Most of users wanted to filter only files, so we did not complicate it with directories. If we receive some feature requests for filtering of directories, we will consider it.
jis wrote:Maybe you can add into mask hints, that masks are applied only to files.
I think that it should already be clear in current version, mask editbox is labeled as Files named.

User avatar
jis
Posts: 450
Joined: 27 Jan 2006, 23:14
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Re: Copying files as zero byte files

Post by jis »

Petr Solin wrote:
jis wrote:Maybe you can add into mask hints, that masks are applied only to files.
I think that it should already be clear in current version, mask editbox is labeled as Files named.
That's true - someone here is really blind and it's me! :oops:
Salamander fan since 1998
My current OS's: W7 and W8.1

gregzeng
Posts: 11
Joined: 02 Jun 2009, 08:35
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Contact:

Re: Copying files as zero byte files

Post by gregzeng »

COPY, MOVE can do this in SS (Servant Salamander) for as long as I can remember. Just tried it out now also on the latest freeware version (4.0).
On both COPY, MOVE, select
OPTIONS, ADVANCED, FILE SIZE, AT MOST.
The most is 1-BYTE.
This allows easy way to list zero-length files, plus SUB-DIR (folder) names.
If you do this to a whole complex drive or folder, the complete tree structure can be recorded, as is.
This tree structure can then be recreated whenever, where ever you like.
For example, my ARCHIVED-APPLICATIONS data comments etc in a DATA folder about COMPUTING. So this tree structure is replicated into my DATA-COMPUTER folder.
SS has been my best application of its kind, on any operating system.
Retired (1985) Chief Information Officer, Australian Capital Territory.

Post Reply