• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Configuration
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Very Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Ori Avtalion - 2020-07-30
Last edited by Willliam W - 2020-09-24

FS#13226 - Allow for per-directory sort settings

Rockbox’s file viewer has a global sort setting.

It would be nice to have a default global sort setting, but also persistent per-directory sort settings.

For my use-case, it makes sense for me to sort my podcast directory by date, but I wouldn’t want that to affect my music directories, which should play files sorted by name.
Whenever I wish to play music, I need to go back to the general settings, and change the sort settings. And when I’m done and wish to listen to podcasts, I have to change it again.

Closed by  Willliam W
2020-09-24 18:50
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  

The file browser provides an easily accessible way to change file sort order since at least 3.15

IOW Too much code complexity for something mildly inconvenient

Willliam W commented on 2020-09-24 18:47

you can change the sort from the file menu within the file browser
'File View'


You could use lua to make a podcast file browser

in the demos/lua_scripts directory there is a demo file browser that you could easily modify for your use

luadir.dir returns string:filename, boolean:isdir, table:{attributes, size, ftime}

you would then have to sort on ftime

Update: I added sort by date code to the file_browser example.


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