Columns with path length and length of file name (number of characters)

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Torsten01
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Columns with path length and length of file name (number of characters)

Post by Torsten01 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:32 pm

Dear developers of this great utility,
I don't know if it is possible but for me it would be very helpful if there would be a column showing the length (number of characters) of the file path and another column displaying the number of characters of the file name (inclusive extension).

Best regards

Torsten

therube
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Re: Columns with path length and length of file name (number of characters)

Post by therube » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:46 pm

(I have shortcut keys set up to copy;
F5, file path
F6, full file name (path+name)
F12, file name
into the clipboard.
& when I need the lengths of particular items, I'll paste them into an editor (which displays the length of a line)...)

Torsten01
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Re: Columns with path length and length of file name (number of characters)

Post by Torsten01 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:44 pm

therube wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:46 pm
(I have shortcut keys set up to copy;
F5, file path
F6, full file name (path+name)
F12, file name
into the clipboard.
& when I need the lengths of particular items, I'll paste them into an editor (which displays the length of a line)...)
Thank you for this interesting hint. Can you tell me how to set up such shortcut keys? There are some properties that can be displayed in columns in Everything but path length and length of file name are not thereby.

NotNull
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Re: Columns with path length and length of file name (number of characters)

Post by NotNull » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:24 pm

Torsten01 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:44 pm
There are some properties that can be displayed in columns in Everything but path length and length of file name are not thereby.
Correct, not in Everything 1.4. It is on the to do list for Everything 1.5 (release date unknown at this moment.

What you can do instead:
Search for
c:\folder path:len:>259
to find all files and folders in C:\folder (and sub-folders) that have a total length -including path - of 260 characters or more.
If you are interested in the length of the filenames without path, search for
c:\folder len:>=50
to find all filenames consisting of 50 characters or more.


To define the keyboard shortcuts @therube is talking about:
  • Go to Menu:Tools > Options > General > Keyboard
  • Type
    copy name
    in the Show commands containing: field
  • Double-click each to add a shortcut.

Torsten01
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Re: Columns with path length and length of file name (number of characters)

Post by Torsten01 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:43 pm

NotNull wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Torsten01 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:44 pm
There are some properties that can be displayed in columns in Everything but path length and length of file name are not thereby.
Correct, not in Everything 1.4. It is on the to do list for Everything 1.5 (release date unknown at this moment.

What you can do instead:
Search for
c:\folder path:len:>259
to find all files and folders in C:\folder (and sub-folders) that have a total length -including path - of 260 characters or more.
If you are interested in the length of the filenames without path, search for
c:\folder len:>=50
to find all filenames consisting of 50 characters or more.


To define the keyboard shortcuts @therube is talking about:
  • Go to Menu:Tools > Options > General > Keyboard
  • Type
    copy name
    in the Show commands containing: field
  • Double-click each to add a shortcut.
Thank you for your explanations. That's exactly what I'm doing at the moment ;-)
(I'm also using c:\folder file:len:>50 to find only files)
I'm happy to read that implementation of columns displaying path length and length of file name is planned for version 1.5.
Thank you for explaining how to create shortcuts.

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