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Subject: Re[2]: Suggestion for new file name filter
From: Eric Linenberg (elinenbe_at_umich.edu)
Date: 2002-10-28


this could also be a bad idea too.

I have a folder that has about 200+ songs, and it looks like this

arling and cameron - song blah
arling and cameron - song bibbidy blah
kruder and dorfmeister - song blah
kruder and dorfmeister - song bibbidy blah
beatles - song blah
beatles - song blah 2
beatles - song blah 3

if I turn on the filter then there may be a whole bunch of tracks that
now have the same name. If this is added as an option, it should be
added to the quick menu on the recorder, or some other quick key.

-eric

RH> This seems to be a popular suggestion. If you could post it onto the
RH> website as a feature request that would help markedly...

RH> /Adi

RH> On Sun, 27 Oct 2002, Martin Borus wrote:

RH> Hi,

RH> here's a suggestion that might make navigation a lot of easier
RH> in long file lists of the same artist, album or audio book.
RH> Currently it's not easy to find a file when all files have the same
RH> beginning.

RH> How about an #optional# directory file filter with an auto-shortening
RH> function that would only display the parts of file names that differ
RH> from the previous name.

RH> With the filter activated, it will compare each line with the
RH> previous line from the left to the right. It will only show the
RH> part of the filename from the first letter on that is different.
RH> The first line is always displayed in full.

RH> Example:
RH> Let's say this is the content of a folder:
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-01 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-02 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-03 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-04 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-05 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-06 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-07 of 8.mp3
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber-08 of 8.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift - part 01.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift - part 02.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift - part 03.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift - part 04.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift - part 05.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift - part 06.mp3

RH> On my jukebox the folder currently looks like this:

RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -

RH> To find a certain part I have to go to each line and let it scroll.
RH> With a filter that looks for differences the folder would look like
RH> this:

RH> Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfl
RH> 2 of 8.mp3
RH> 3 of 8.mp3
RH> 4 of 8.mp3
RH> 5 of 8.mp3
RH> 6 of 8.mp3
RH> 7 of 8.mp3
RH> 8 of 8.mp3
RH> Kirk Douglas - The Gift -
RH> 2.mp3
RH> 3.mp3
RH> 4.mp3
RH> 5.mp3
RH> 6.mp3

RH> This would make it really easy to find the right part. This trick
RH> would also work great with album files when you have the name of the
RH> artist in the filename.

RH> What do you think, anybody like this idea?

RH> Martin

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