filelist: vs -filelist

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therube
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filelist: vs -filelist

Post by therube » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:14 pm

filelist: (function) vs -filelist (command line option)

So -filelist is specifically to open a file formatted to .efu specs (csv, complete with headers)?
Where filelist: is a function that reads a list of filenames, one per line, from a text file?

So there is no method to send a filelist: [file name] from a command line to open Everything with said named filelist: ?

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Re: filelist: vs -filelist

Post by void » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:10 am

-filelist <filename> is a command line option that opens the specified filelist in Everything.

filelist:<filename1|filename2|filename3> is a search function to search for a list of files and folders by their exact file name.
So -filelist is specifically to open a file formatted to .efu specs (csv, complete with headers)?
Yes.
Where filelist: is a function that reads a list of filenames, one per line, from a text file?
Not quite, filelist: takes a raw list of filenames. For example:

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filelist:"1.wav|ocean.wav|bassdrum.wav|synth1.wav|hihat_001.wav|cat purring.wav|projector3.wav|arrow.wav"
When using Search for a list of file names: in the Advanced Search the specified text file is opened and the filelist: function is generated with the file names from each line.
So there is no method to send a filelist: [file name] from a command line to open Everything with said named filelist: ?
Currently no, added to my TODO list. Something like -searchfilelist <listoffilenames.txt>

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