File List: if you change name, should list update

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therube
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File List: if you change name, should list update

Post by therube » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:02 am

File List: if you open a file list, then change the name of a file on the file list, should name within the list update?

As it is, the name of the file - on disk, updates as expected, but the name on the list then becomes "invalid" (if you will), because the list then no longer reflects the (now revised) name on disk.

Further, if you renamed incorrectly (typo or whatever), you wouldn't necessarily know it (unless you then went to a "live" version of Everything & searched for the [new] name to verify that it was renamed as expected).

NotNull
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Re: File List: if you change name, should list update

Post by NotNull » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:16 pm

File lists don't check the system. They are static.

If you have a a FileList.EFU, containing C:\MyFile.txt and rename or delete that file on your disk, the EFU wil still show C:\MyFile.txt

If you open FileList.EFU in a text editor and change C:\MyFile.txt to C:\YourFile.txt, Everything's index will be updated with the new filename (if you enabled Monitor changes for that file list)

In short: Monitor changes does not monitor the (file) system; it monitors "only" if the .EFU file list itself changed.

void
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Re: File List: if you change name, should list update

Post by void » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:06 am

Currently, file lists are read-only.

I'll consider updating the file list if you:
  • Rename a file (same parent folder) from within Everything.
  • Delete a file from within Everything.
In other words, Everything would not monitor these files unless you directly rename/delete them from within Everything.
When you close the file list, perhaps Everything could prompt the user with the option to save the changes to the file list..

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