Thursday, July 29, 2010

v9.30.0023 - 2010-07-29 12:14

Note: BETA versions are a work in progress and might contain fresh bugs.
You have been warned.

  • + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   listfolder
      Action: Lists the contents of a folder (non-recursive).
      Syntax: listfolder([path=<urpath>], [pattern=*], [filesonly], _
        path:      Path of folder to list; defaults to current list path.
                   Special paths ("Desktop") and portable paths ("?:\")
                   are supported.
        pattern:   Wildcard (?, *) pattern to filter returned items;
                   defaults to "*" (show all).
                   If no wildcards are contained, the pattern is auto-
                   embraced by "*".
          0: show folders and files [default]
          1: show only filees
        separator: Separates the items in the returned list;
                   defaults to | (pipe).
        return:    List of items.
      - The order of items is determined by the OS resp. file system.
        For XP/NTFS and later it's alphabetical, files and folders
      - The possibilities this command brings to scripting are mind-
        //list all items current list folder
        ::text listfolder();
        //list all items in %windir% that contain "y" in the name
        ::text listfolder(%windir%, "y", , <crlf>);
        //list all DLL files in %windir% (typically C:\Windows\)
        //and gives a short report on them
        ::$itemlist = listfolder(%windir%, "*.dll", 1);
          text report("{Name}, {Size B} bytes,
          {Modified yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss},
          ver {FileVersion}<crlf>", $itemlist);
        //list all DLL files in %windir%, select one to goto
        ::$itemlist = listfolder(%windir%, "*.dll", 1);
          goto inputselect("DLLs in %windir%", $itemlist, , 1);
  • + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   replacelist
      Action: Replaces substrings by list.
      Syntax: replacelist(string, searchlist, [replacelist], _
                  [delimiter], [matchcase])
        string:      String to work on (haystack).
        searchlist:  Substrings to be replaced (needles).
        replacelist: Substrings to replace with.
          empty: All substrings in searchlist are removed.
        delimiter:   Delimites the strings in the lists;
          empty: Each character is taken as a substring.
        matchcase:   Compare method.
          0: A=a [Default]
          1: A<>a
        return:       The new string.
        ::text replacelist("Taxi", "ai", "ia"); //Tixa
        ::text replacelist("Taxi", "ax,i", "-,Rex", ","); //T-Rex
        ::text replacelist("Taxi", "ai"); //Tx
      - As you see from the 2nd example, the strings in search-replace
        pair can have different lengths.
      - If the item count in both list differs, then the smaller count
        is used and the surplus items are ignored.
      - The string is walked on time from left to right; any replaced
        parts are not processed again. So in this example, "Rex" will
        not be replaced by "Bone" in a second pass:
        ::text replacelist("Taxi", "ax,i,Rex", "-,Rex,Bone", ",");
      - The substrings are processed from left to right, first match
        wins. Therefore:
        ::text replacelist("Taxi", "a,ax", "i,ox"); //Tixi
        ::text replacelist("Taxi", "ax,a", "ox,i"); //Toxi
      - This command can be used for interesting things, e.g. to
        (roughly) transliterate e.g. Cyrillic to Latin, or do some
        simple encryption, or clean file names from undesired
  • * SC report(): Merged the "onlyselected" and "itemlist" parameter!
    New syntax:
      report([template], [itemlist], [header], [footer])
          0 or "" = all current list items
          1       = all currently selected list items
          else    = pipe(|)-separated list of items (full path).
    Example for a report about a single specific item:
      text report("
        {Size B} bytes,
        {Modified yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss},
        ver {FileVersion}", "E:\XY\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe");
  • * Menu Go | Go to Last Target: Auto-selection of target items is not dependent on the setting of "History retains selections" anymore. It simply is done always.
  • ! Spot & Jump: Would not spot a pattern when "Configuration | General | Type-ahead find uses sorted column" was enabled and the list was sorted by Ext, Type, or Path. Fixed. Spot & Jump now always works on the Name column independently of this setting.