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Documentation for: file-list.r


Cutting to the chase, here's how you use it.

You can give it just a spec, as a file! or multiple specs, as a block!

    %*.txt
    [%*.txt %*.r]

You can include date checks

    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998]
    [%*.txt  changed before 1-Aug-1998]

And size checks

    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998 >= 10 kb]
    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998 <  10 kb]

And attribute checks

    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998 >= 10 kb  system]
    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998 >= 10 kb  not system]
    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998 <  10 kb  read-only]

    [%*.txt  changed after  1-Aug-1998 <  10 kb  not read-only]

And they can come in pretty much any order you want


    [ < 10 kb  %*.txt  not read-only  changed after  1-Aug-1998]

    [not read-only   < 10 kb   changed after 1-Aug-1998  %*.txt]
    [not read-only   < 10 kb   changed after 1-Aug-1998  %*a*.txt]


For details on the sub-dialects, take a look at the USAGE string
in each of the contexts.

There are a couple default specs, so it ignores hidden and system
files by default, and certain sub dirs like CVS and SVN dirs. You
can turn the defaults off, though it's ugly how you do that right
now.

    find-file-ctx/use-defaults: no

Yeah, ugly as sin, module level; I know. I decided to add it as a
test and, hey, how often are you really going to use it anyway. ;)


If you don't want it to return a block of files, you can use the
/callback refinement, and you can use /deep to recurse through
sub-dirs. Once you have a list of files, you can remove files from
that list, with the same dialect you used to add them. There is 
also a REFRESH-FILE-LIST function that will remove any files which
no longer exist on disk.