How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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Biff
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How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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To create a bookmark to copy the selection (all shown columns) as TSV (tab separated values):
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Bookmarks menu, click Add to bookmarks....
  • Change the Name to: Copy as TSV
  • Change the Search to: /command 41096
  • Click OK.
Select your files/folders.
Open the above bookmark.
All shown columns property values for each file/folder selection are copied to clipboard.
Each file/folder is on a separate line.
Values are separated with TABs.
Biff
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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Many thanks!
All shown columns property values for each file/folder selection are copied to clipboard.
It seems that not all of the values ​​of all shown columns are copied here. E.g. not these ones:
Image

Is there a way to copy all of them?

And the sizes are shown in bytes instead of values shown in the column, e.g. MB, GB. Could one copy them like they are shown?

Could one get the column values copied / pasted that they would be arranged one below the other (instead of in a row separated by tabs? May be with may be with the column title before or after?

How could one select / mark only certain/part of the columns?
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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Is there a way to copy all of them?
Only gathered information is copied.
Use File -> Read Extended Information before you Copy as TSV.
This will gather any missing values from disk.
Gathering information can take several minutes.
A progress bar is shown in the status bar.


And the sizes are shown in bytes instead of values shown in the column, e.g. MB, GB. Could one copy them like they are shown?
Not possible.
Copying as TSV will copy the raw property values.


Could one get the column values copied / pasted that they would be arranged one below the other (instead of in a row separated by tabs? May be with may be with the column title before or after?
No.
Only copying as TSV is supported.
File -> Export has support for CSV/TSV too.
Use a third party program like Excel to format TSV to your liking.


How could one select / mark only certain/part of the columns?
Not possible with Everything.
Copy all values and use a program like Excel to format.
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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OK.
File -> Read Extended Information before you Copy as TSV.
This will gather any missing values from disk.
So although they are (already) indexed they are gathered from disk? Why would that be?
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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It's a bug.
Thanks for letting me know.

I'll have this fixed in the next alpha update. (1367a+)

Currently, copy as tsv only works if all results are selected.
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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I'll have this fixed in the next alpha update. (1367a+)
Thank you very much!
Currently, copy as tsv only works if all results are selected.
So you can only copy every column or nothing with only that tab formating.

OK, many thanks!
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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Everything 1.5.0.1367a fixes an issue with copying the selection as TSV.
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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That's great, thank you very much!
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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Just making a note here that Copy as TSV is now accessible from File -> Copy Property -> Copy as TSV in Everything 1.5.0.1368a or later.
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Re: How could one copy a line or more or a part of a line or of more lines from the result list to the clipboard?

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That's great, thank you very much!
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