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Is there any software by which if i type anything in the seach box and shows those files matched (in particular directory) and then i can copy or paste only those files.


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Can you add more details, in particular your operating system. – Nick Josevski Feb 22 '10 at 0:37
@Nick Josevski - Mirage is usually asking Windows-related questions, but you're right, more info always looks better. :) – Molly7244 Feb 22 '10 at 1:07
@Molly going with probability, it's probably Windows. – Dan Rosenstark Feb 22 '10 at 1:13
yes its windows – Mirage Feb 22 '10 at 1:16
@Molly thanks for that, didn't think to check the trend of questions asked by Mirage, otherwise would have just added a tag with my level of edit reputation. – Nick Josevski Feb 22 '10 at 4:36
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Total Commander can do that.

Just open the "particular directory", go to Command > Search... then type the filename (or wildcards) into the search box and click Start Search. TC will show all matching results, click Feed to Listbox. From there you may copy and paste the files.

(of course, since you're using TC, you wouldn't have to paste as TC does it all in one go :)

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Can i use other wild card "#" to filter results . * is pretty vague – Mirage Feb 22 '10 at 1:16
@Mirage - Total Commander Help (top right corner or F1), click Search, type wildcard and in the result box open "Dialog box:Search:General" ... it's all there. – Molly7244 Feb 22 '10 at 1:53

On a Linux system the rox-filer program selects files matching a glob (*.html etc.) or meeting certain conditions (IsReg, IsLink, IsChar, IsPipe, IsDir, IsMine etc.) or comparisons ("Before n hours/weeks/years ago" "> n Gb/Mb" "< n Mb/Kb/bytes" etc.) if you type "?".

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Far Manager can do this as well. Which might be preferrable since it doesn't come as shareware anymore (and OFMs look weird in non-text mode ;-)).

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