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Filtering a list of files/directories, using wildcards/pattern matching.

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Linux two files filtering

Im trying to make a filter that remove duplicates from a code for example i have: S:Hello:Messenger:11.22 S:Wazzup:Messenger:11.25 S:Nothing Much:Instagram:4.45 S:Hello:Messenger:11.22 S:ImGood:...
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Can you set Process Monitor to filter multiple file types instead of a single file type? Or all sounds?

I'm trying to figure out which programs are making certain sounds and the only tool that I've come across to have that ability is Syinternals Process Monitor. Filters Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to ...
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How to change the sorting filters columns permanently in windows 10

How to change the sorting filters in Windows explorer permanently? when I browse any folder in windows explorer I may find some filters to sort the files with and I may find it as following Name | ...
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How can I view ALL files in the current directory when I "Open...", "Save...", "Save As..."

I'd like the "Open..." , "Save..." and "Save As..." standard Windows dialog boxes to, by default, show all files in the dialog box, not just the ones that correspond with ...
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How to use pipe into grep to exclude list of files under a second level directory?

I use ripgrep (rg) to list files under a directory. But I want to list files under a second level directory excluding the list of files under one of the directories. Basically if I have ./a/b/c I ...
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VS Code: Filter file list by name only

When using VS CODE, how can I filter the file list by file names only? VS Code has a search function that searches the files shows the results, but it searches the content of the files. I only want ...
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Windows Explorer - Details view - column for geolocation - Latitude and Longitude

Windows can read these metadata but omits them from the choice of columns: (note the blank Location column in the background of this screenshot) Am I missing it, or must it be hacked? At least, how ...
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How to remove or hide button on Microsoft Office (2007) ribbon

I am using Microsoft Excel 2007.  Can I permanently remove or hide the “Filter” button? – I don't want to use that button.
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File filters in Google Backup and Sync

Google Backup and Sync provides continuous online backup of selected folders. However one key feature that I'm missing coming from another backup solution is the ability to set exclusion filters for ...
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Exclude path on FileZilla files search

I’d like to exclude directories from the file search window but I can’t manage to do that. As you can see the argument Path → Not Contains don’t prevent fileZilla to search into the LOGS folder… ...
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How to filter Recycle Bin out of WinMerge compare?

In windows 10, I would like to exclude Recycle Bin files from WinMerge compare on different harddrives (the harddrives may be add or remove from the computer so ideally drive letter should be any.) ...
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Sort Folders/Copy Folder/File Name by Custom Filter in Windows (Using Extrabits)

I am trying to sort and/or copy folders and filenames under Windows 10. I am using a third-party software called Extrabits, which allows me to copy the name of a folder or file. I have two folders, ...
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How to search files with specific pattern on os x

I'm looking for a way to search a huge folder of images, and select only the file names that ends with a pattern like: 800x600.jpg or 645x321.jpg etc' There must be some raw search command for the ...
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How to check the values are increasing or decreasing between different columns?

In the table below each row has a different behavior. Note that, In the first row, the columns "pool1" the values are decreasing. Also decreasing for columns "pool2" and "pool3". In the second row ...
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How to check whether rows of specific columns have the same sign or not in R or Excel?

I have spreadsheet with many columns. In that Columns starting with "FC" should have all the rows with same sign. But below in the table you can see that for the first row "NM_000319" columns "...
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How to filter rows in multiple columns in Excel? [closed]

I have multiple columns with some values. How can I filter rows with >=0.1 in Excel at a time? Name A_NT.1 A_BPA.2 A_BaP.3 A_BPABaP.4 AT1_NT.5 AT1_BPA.6 AT1_BaP.7 AT1_BPABaP.8 ...
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How to filter file by name in Windows 7 explorer?

I know that I can search for file in the search box on the top right corner of the explorer; how ever, I would like to filter file and folder name by a string. For example: I would like to find file ...
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How can I only show 2 specific files and all folders inside public_html with FileZilla?

I'm trying to use the FileZilla filters to only show my index.php, config.php files and all folders that reside in the public_html folder. My tree is something like below. I only want to show the bold ...
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Can I check for multiple file extensions in one rsync filter rules file per line?

I have a working rsync script, which recursively traverses our directory structure and loads one .publish file per directory. Each file contains a list of files to be publish. Publish means to copy ...
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How to use Powershell to filter out multi-lines group of text from a file?

I have an error log that I would like to filter out all the known errors using Powershell. I know how to filter by line in powershell, but my problem is that the errors in the error log span multiple ...
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Copy only files from specific named folders in directory structure

Not entirely sure how to word this right in the title so please edit if you know a better description. I am running Windows 10 and I have a large directory, filled with over 100 other directories ...
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How can I "grep" recursively filtering the name of the files I want with wildcards?

When I want to perform a recursive grep search in the current directory, I usually do: grep -ir "string" . But that command searches inside all kinds of files, including binary files (pictures, ...
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Searching for files using filters in windows 7

I had Windows 7 recently, how can i search for files (*.pom files) which contain a string, using a filter so the search do not take a long time? is there a query language to use in the search tool bar?...
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Where are iFilters stored in Windows?

Windows uses iFilters for extended file search capabilities. How can I verify that a certain iFilter is installed on the computer? Is there some centralized storage location where these filters are ...
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Filter files by name and contents in Windows 7

How to: filter files by name and contents in Windows 7? I need to find files named bob.xml recursively and leave (in the search results) only those that contain the phrase <gold>100</gold>...
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Command to open windows explorer window with filtered results?

Is there any way to open a windows explorer window with the contents already filtered as if you'd entered them into the search window in the corner? So I'd like to type directly into the Start Menu ...
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How to mass remove symbolic links in Windows (among regular files that share similar name in many folders)?

Is there any way to quickly remove many symbolic links in many folders that contains many other files? E.g some command in command prompt (be able to delete all slink created from day XX for example)? ...
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Advanced search in windows 7 for only folder names

My folder structure is like this: 70-515\Chapter01\Lesson1-Exercise1-Completed-CS 70-515\Chapter01\Lesson1-Exercise1-Completed-VB I want to search and delete all VB folders(including files inside ...
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rsync only a specific subset of directories

I need to use rsync to synchronize several directories from an rsync server. The whole rsync module is quite large and I like to avoid coping the other, not required parts as well. I have the wanted ...
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Windows 7 Proper search syntax for exact and only exact match

In Windows 7 if I search for "debug" I would expect only files and folders that are EXACTLY debug. Which would only be extension-less files named debug, or folders. Windows being it's ever ready "...
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Use old explorer search on Windows 7

Is there any way to enable the old Windows XP explorer search on Windows 7? Since most of time I am only doing file/folder name search and using the advanced filter (file size/date modified/etc) a lot....
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Filter MP3s by encoder type?

I'm on a Mac and use iTunes to manage my music collection. I'm in the process of weeding out the lower quality files that I have and would like to have only MP3s that have been encoded using the V0 ...
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Notepad++ excluding find filters

In Notepad++ I want to search in all file types except one. For instance: I want to search in all files but not .class files. Can the Notepad++ filter can be configured to work this way?
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Any software which can filter the files in a directory

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. OS:Windows
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Notepad++ Find in Files Filters

When using Notepad++ Find in Files feature is there a way to adjust the filter, so that it will search more than one filetype (e.g. *.c and *.h)?
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Quickly filter file types or folders in Windows 7

I would like to quickly "filter" certain file types or folders using Windows 7 search. In previous Windows versions it was easy to select a folder and do a quick search for all "*.csv" files for ...
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How to search inside files on Windows 7?

In Windows XP we can search for files that contain a defined keyword (inside all files types). Windows 7 can look inside files for a keyword, but only for text files. (*.doc, *.txt, *.inf, ...), not (...
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