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TsunamiZ
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Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by TsunamiZ » 19 Mar 2010 01:42

Anyone know if there is a command to display everything in a folder including subfolder items--all in the same view? So that even items within subfolders appear to be in the same folder as well?

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by serendipity » 19 Mar 2010 01:49

TsunamiZ wrote:Anyone know if there is a command to display everything in a folder including subfolder items--all in the same view? So that even items within subfolders appear to be in the same folder as well?
Yes, its called flat view in other file managers. In XY use "Show all items in branch" from edit menu (key:ctrl+f3).

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by TsunamiZ » 19 Mar 2010 02:05

thanks :)

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by Gandolf » 19 Mar 2010 06:23

serendipity wrote:...Yes, its called flat view in other file managers. In XY use "Show all items in branch" from edit menu (key:ctrl+f3).
This is not the same as branch (or flat) view, which are dynamic views, but "show all items in branch" is just a search.
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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by TsunamiZ » 19 Mar 2010 14:55

but it is the only available option in xy right?

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by admin » 20 Mar 2010 11:42

TsunamiZ wrote:but it is the only available option in xy right?
What are you missing?

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by Gandolf » 20 Mar 2010 12:11

admin wrote:What are you missing?
I don't know about TsunamiZ but for me it's the fact that it's static. I use branch view to list 30 to 40 directories, sort by date and then I can instantly see if any files are updated in any directory.
I thought this had been discussed some time ago, but I don't have time to search for the post.
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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by admin » 20 Mar 2010 16:58

Gandolf wrote:
admin wrote:What are you missing?
I don't know about TsunamiZ but for me it's the fact that it's static. I use branch view to list 30 to 40 directories, sort by date and then I can instantly see if any files are updated in any directory.
I thought this had been discussed some time ago, but I don't have time to search for the post.
XY is currently hard-coded to suspend auto-refresh for find results. Would be easy to change this conditionally. If that's all it takes...

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by Gandolf » 21 Mar 2010 06:09

A little bit more than that...
Does not open is a separate tab. It simply flattens the directory that is selected in the open tab.
It's a toggle, same key to select and de-select, or Esc to de-select it.
Options are usually to show sub-directories and to have the files grouped by directory - I don't use either of these normally, just display a list of files.

One very useful feature is:
Scroll down the flattened list of files.
Having selected a file it is then possible to switch to the directory containing that file, then switch back to the flattened view.

However, since I don't use XY on a regular basis and have the flat view I require in other file managers, see what TsunamiZ requires.
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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by admin » 21 Mar 2010 09:07

Gandolf wrote:A little bit more than that...
Does not open is a separate tab. It simply flattens the directory that is selected in the open tab.
It's a toggle, same key to select and de-select, or Esc to de-select it.
Options are usually to show sub-directories and to have the files grouped by directory - I don't use either of these normally, just display a list of files.

One very useful feature is:
Scroll down the flattened list of files.
Having selected a file it is then possible to switch to the directory containing that file, then switch back to the flattened view.

However, since I don't use XY on a regular basis and have the flat view I require in other file managers, see what TsunamiZ requires.
OK, I see. I think it would take me half a day to make this a round and polished thing. So while it's not on my immediate road map now, it's a general option for the future.

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by Stefan » 21 Mar 2010 10:48

admin wrote:
Gandolf wrote:A little bit more than that...
Does not open is a separate tab. It simply flattens the directory that is selected in the open tab.
It's a toggle, same key to select and de-select, or Esc to de-select it.
Options are usually to show sub-directories and to have the files grouped by directory - I don't use either of these normally, just display a list of files.

One very useful feature is:
Scroll down the flattened list of files.
Having selected a file it is then possible to switch to the directory containing that file, then switch back to the flattened view.

However, since I don't use XY on a regular basis and have the flat view I require in other file managers, see what TsunamiZ requires.
OK, I see. I think it would take me half a day to make this a round and polished thing. So while it's not on my immediate road map now, it's a general option for the future.
I don't have used this "branch view" a lot - only a few test so far - so i didn't noticed really that is it "only" an search result.

But i would have an use for an real live branch view too:
- i have an share with sub-folders of logs.
- right now, i do switch to one or another sub folder to watch the logs
   (many thanks for "Tail"-option Don, really useful !)
- then i go up and go into an another folder to watch the logs there.

With this live branch view, i would like to select one-or-more sub folders
and show the content of this selected folders only... seeing all new logs - no matter from which sub folder.

(knowing a little bit now how Don works;
i can imaging he even implement an feature to create an list of independent folders to flat view them:
BranchViewList_NewCommissions:
T:\customer 1\new files
X:\customer 4\news
...

BranchViewList_InstallWatch:
%ProgramFiles%\
%SystemRoot%\
C:\Temp\
%Temp%\
...)

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by admin » 21 Mar 2010 12:44

Stefan wrote:
admin wrote:
Gandolf wrote:A little bit more than that...
Does not open is a separate tab. It simply flattens the directory that is selected in the open tab.
It's a toggle, same key to select and de-select, or Esc to de-select it.
Options are usually to show sub-directories and to have the files grouped by directory - I don't use either of these normally, just display a list of files.

One very useful feature is:
Scroll down the flattened list of files.
Having selected a file it is then possible to switch to the directory containing that file, then switch back to the flattened view.

However, since I don't use XY on a regular basis and have the flat view I require in other file managers, see what TsunamiZ requires.
OK, I see. I think it would take me half a day to make this a round and polished thing. So while it's not on my immediate road map now, it's a general option for the future.
I don't have used this "branch view" a lot - only a few test so far - so i didn't noticed really that is it "only" an search result.

But i would have an use for an real live branch view too:
- i have an share with sub-folders of logs.
- right now, i do switch to one or another sub folder to watch the logs
   (many thanks for "Tail"-option Don, really useful !)
- then i go up and go into an another folder to watch the logs there.

With this live branch view, i would like to select one-or-more sub folders
and show the content of this selected folders only... seeing all new logs - no matter from which sub folder.

(knowing a little bit now how Don works;
i can imaging he even implement an feature to create an list of independent folders to flat view them:
BranchViewList_NewCommissions:
T:\customer 1\new files
X:\customer 4\news
...

BranchViewList_InstallWatch:
%ProgramFiles%\
%SystemRoot%\
C:\Temp\
%Temp%\
...)
Reminds me to those Win7 "Lbraries". Vaguely planned as part of my VFOs. Later...

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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by cadu » 17 Apr 2019 21:29

Hi,

I'm posting in this thread since it was the closest I found about the branch views.

Actually, my question is about the search output "show all items in branch", and the functionality "branch view" (image attached).

It seems that the functionality "branch view" performs something similar to "show all items in branch", and much more. In other words, there is no use for "show all items in branch" against the "branch view". Does it make sense?

Thank you!
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Re: Command to display everything including subfolder items?

Post by jupe » 18 Apr 2019 03:36

Well each item does perform slightly different functions, normal "Branch View" obeys your settings set via:

Configuration | Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Branch View

so for example you can exclude folders from showing, adjust indents etc. as shown in your first screenshots menu, meanwhile the other option shows all items (besides those hidden via other means) always etc.

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