How to create one file list .efu with multiple directories

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Yin542276
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How to create one file list .efu with multiple directories

Post by Yin542276 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:40 pm

Hello.

Thanks for creating this wonderful software, I've been using it extensively.

I was wondering how does one go about creating one .efu file list with multiple directories? I tried different ways myself, but none of them worked.

Example:
-create-filelist "Z:\Eyes\Noses\Head\Face.efu" "U:\Football"

Let's say I have folders like "Baseball" and "cricket" would the command be:
-create-filelist "Z:\Eyes\Noses\Head\Face.efu" "U:\Football" "U:\baseball" "U:\cricket"

I tried comma and semicolon, but it didn't work :P

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Re: How to create one file list .efu with multiple directories

Post by void » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:46 pm

The -create-filelist command line is quite limited and can only create a file list from a single folder (and subfolders).



For more control, please try the File List Editor under the Tools menu.

Drag and drop folders onto the File List Editor to build a file list with multiple directories.
-or-
Add folders from the File List Editor -> Edit -> Add Folder....

I will consider an option to add multiple folders with -create-filelist
Thanks for the suggestion.


Use ES (the command line interface for Everything) to create a file list from your Everything index:

ES.exe -export-efu "Z:\Eyes\Noses\Head\Face.efu" "U:\Football\" ^| "U:\baseball\" ^| "U:\cricket\"

Note: Use ^| to escape a single literal |

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Re: How to create one file list .efu with multiple directories

Post by Yin542276 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:53 pm

Thanks I will try and do that :)

NotNull
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Re: How to create one file list .efu with multiple directories

Post by NotNull » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:42 pm

For other people finding this thread through a forum search, a couple more options:
  • In Everything, search for "U:\Football\" | "U:\baseball\" | "U:\cricket\"
    Export the results. Menu:File > Export > Save as type = EFU Everything File List
  • Instead of escaping the | characters with a ^, you can also enclose the entire search in 3 double-quotes:

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    ES.exe -export-efu "Z:\Eyes\Noses\Head\Face.efu"   """  "U:\Football\" | "U:\baseball\" | "U:\cricket\"  """
(I hope you don't suffer from overchoice ;))

Yin542276
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Re: How to create one file list .efu with multiple directories

Post by Yin542276 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:07 pm

NotNull wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:42 pm
(I hope you don't suffer from overchoice ;))
I do! And having a software called Everything does not help :D The overchoice application.

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