Windows 10: DIr Vexation / Alternates?

Discus and support DIr Vexation / Alternates? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I want output all of the files in my document tree by Date Created, and have them format into a tight list in ascending chronological order The dir B... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mikeincousa, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. DIr Vexation / Alternates?


    I want output all of the files in my document tree by Date Created, and have them format into a tight list in ascending chronological order The dir B switch gives me a nice tight list but I have not been able to figure out how to put it in oldest to newest order.

    Examples for desired output of files drawn from multiple folders.04/25/2020 10:16 PM 38,815 Uku.Baritone.Hand.Position
    04/26/2020 11:16 PM 8,815 Uku.Soprano.Turnings
    04/26/2020 09:45 PM 1,012 Pineapple Juice options
    04/28/2020 08:00 Letter to Golden Music
    Maybe I should be using a different toll to get the above structure?

    Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

    Oh. I need solutions that are simple and quick I just realized I have some on this topic-somewhere.

    :)
     
    mikeincousa, Jun 9, 2020
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  2. dir Difficulties

    I am getting the hang of this command set.

    Maybe somebody know a work around that will list the three time stamps at one time.
    Theoretically dir /TC /TA /TW.
    dir will only show one of the three at one time.

    To me it seems that the only way to get all three on a line is to run loop with output to file, then boiling down the three outputs to one line. Clumsy but maybe the only way to get the job done?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    mikeincousa, Jun 9, 2020
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  3. Kari Win User
    dir Difficulties

    DIR uses whatever time definition you tell it to use. Following command would list all files and folders in X:\Downloads in order they have been created:

    dir X:\Downloads /t:c


    DIR is fully capable to sort files and folders. Following command would list all files in X:\Downloads, oldest first:

    dir X:\Downloads /o:d

    The minus sign before a parameter reverses the results, so the following command would list the same folder in reversed order, newest first:

    dir X:\Downloads /o:-d

    You can also combine switches. Following command would list all files and folders in X:\Downloads and all its subfolders (the /s switch), listing them in newest first based on time of file / folder creation:

    dir X:\Downloads /s /o:-d /t:c
     
    Kari, Jun 9, 2020
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  4. Try3 Win User

    DIr Vexation / Alternates?

    dir Difficulties

    Kari - We are both saying the same thing. Dir lists files and its lists can be sorted. Dir does not do anything to the files themselves but only to the lists it produces. Denis
     
    Try3, Jun 9, 2020
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