dupe:file: on a folder

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w64bit
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dupe:file: on a folder

Post by w64bit » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:57 am

When using dupe:file: on a folder the program is displaying also one instance of a file (example: FILE.txt).
I think it is like this because on the drive there are several FILE.txt files.
I think that when using dupe:file: on a folder, the program should display the duplicates found only in that folder.
Thank you

therube
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Re: dupe:file: on a folder

Post by therube » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:26 pm

dupe: works "globally", irrespective of other filtering.
So you cannot limit dupe: (& some other functions) to a single directory.

In this case, what it is telling you, is the file named "file.txt", in addition to being in your specified directory, exists somewhere else too - only you have filtered your results so you are not seeing the other locations it exists.

void
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Re: dupe:file: on a folder

Post by void » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:20 am

the program should display the duplicates found only in that folder.
It's on my TODO list. I'm thinking of making a "Special View" of "Show duplicated Filenames" for the current results, maybe something from the View menu..

Terka
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Re: dupe:file: on a folder

Post by Terka » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:40 pm

Does this functionality been implemented already?

therube
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Re: dupe:file: on a folder

Post by therube » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:04 pm

Not yet.

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