List files with exclusion

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timle
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List files with exclusion

Post by timle » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:03 pm

Hello,
I have a folder containing these files:

text_a.pdf
text_b.pdf
text_d.pdf
text_x.pddf
how can I get a return of filelist excluding the X file.
I can sort and copy all files with out X to a folder and get filelist of that folder, but there should be a more efficient way of doing it

Thank you

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JRL
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Re: List files with exclusion

Post by JRL » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:00 pm

This help?

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Let>vPath=%userdocuments_dir%\PDF_Files
.
Let>RP_Wait=1
Let>RP_Windowmode=0
RunProgram>cmd /c dir "%vPath%\*.*" | find /V /I "_x" | clip
GetClipboard>vData
MDL>vData

timle
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Re: List files with exclusion

Post by timle » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:05 pm

Thank you I will try it, does it work if I want to exclude X and Y for example?

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JRL
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Re: List files with exclusion

Post by JRL » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:37 pm

Just add another "find". Type "DOS find" into your favorite search engine for more info.

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Let>vPath=%userdocuments_dir%\PDF_Files
.
Let>RP_Wait=1
Let>RP_Windowmode=0
RunProgram>cmd /c dir "%vPath%\*.*" | find /V /I "_x" | find /V /I "_y" | clip
GetClipboard>vData
MDL>vData

armsys
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Re: List files with exclusion

Post by armsys » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:30 am

Hi JRL,
May I know the meaning of the dot in Line 2? A comment/remark line?

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Let>vPath=%userdocuments_dir%\PDF_Files
.
Thanks.

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JRL
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Re: List files with exclusion

Post by JRL » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:37 pm

Perhaps a symbol of anarchy? A dot hidden between the lines of code to remind the proletariat to stay strong? OR, way more likely, a way to provide white space in the code since the (code) (/code) html function removes blank lines.

armsys
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Re: List files with exclusion

Post by armsys » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi JRL,
Oh! Previously thought you've discovered an undocumented new feature. It turns out to be a white space. Thanks JRL.

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