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Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #385991] Tue, 13 August 2019 11:02 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: Bobbi

I am in the habit of sorting my directories alphabetically (or it drives me crazy trying to find stuff!) I have been using the function in CAT.DOCTOR for this purpose and it is fine, but it only works one directory at a time and it wimps out on big directories ;)

Is there any tool that can do this recursively? I doesn't have to be on the Apple II itself. However none of the usual disk image tools (like Ciderpress) seem to be able to do this either.

I just thought I'd ask before I spend a bunch of hours doing this by hand.
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386010 is a reply to message #385991] Tue, 13 August 2019 19:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Todd Holcomb

Copy II+ can alphabetize ProDOS directories under (S)ort Catalog.
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386014 is a reply to message #386010] Tue, 13 August 2019 21:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Bobbi

On Tuesday, 13 August 2019 19:03:23 UTC-4, Todd Holcomb wrote:
> Copy II+ can alphabetize ProDOS directories under (S)ort Catalog.

I don't think it can do it recursively though. On the plus side, it seems it can handle bigger directories that CAT.DOCTOR.
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386022 is a reply to message #386014] Tue, 13 August 2019 23:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Finder in GSOS alphabetizes a directory when you copy files from one volume to another.

Recursive directories are also alphabetized. And the copying is quite fast and easy if using an emulator. Faster than manual sorting

Are you sure you don't want to dabble in Prodos 16? ;)
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386028 is a reply to message #386022] Wed, 14 August 2019 04:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Antoine Vignau is currently offline  Antoine Vignau
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Rob,
I don't think the Finder sorts a directory before copying it.

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Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386059 is a reply to message #386028] Thu, 15 August 2019 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Antoine Vignau <antoine.vignau@laposte.net> wrote:

> I don't think the Finder sorts a directory before copying it.

I aree with that. I never came across anything which sorted the
directory on disk, though many apps might sort it before it displayed
the directory.

Not impossible to do of course, as it would just be a matter of reading
of all the entries in a directory, sorting them, and putting them back
in the new order.

Cheers - Ewen
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386061 is a reply to message #386059] Thu, 15 August 2019 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think the only folders the Finder sorts are HFS dirs, but for display.

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Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386102 is a reply to message #386061] Sat, 17 August 2019 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> I think the only folders the Finder sorts are HFS dirs, but for display.

In SAFE2, I had to build the code to sort the entries in the directories
that GS/OS returned.

Cheers - Ewen
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386106 is a reply to message #386061] Sat, 17 August 2019 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I go back and forth between GSOS and Prodos8.

Files in my directories seem to come out sorted alpahbetically when copying files to a new volume.

I do use LIST view quite a bit which is in alphabetical order, and go down the list, selecting single files to copy as I go.

If the Finder copies the files in the order that I select them, I guess it would make sense they get copied alpahabetically.

Or using SHiFT key to select multiple files when in LIST view which are in alpahbetical order.
Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386107 is a reply to message #386106] Sat, 17 August 2019 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That makes sense, Rob!
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Re: Sorting directories on ProDOS [message #386111 is a reply to message #385991] Sat, 17 August 2019 20:17 Go to previous message
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Bobbi,

Although it won't sort recursively through directories, Prosel 16's
'Utilities' has a sorting function (essentially the 16-bit version of
Prosel 8's CAT DOCTOR sort) that appears to sort directories containing
up to 767 entries.

I haven't tried it myself, though, as none of my directories contain
anything approaching that number of files.




Hugh Hood


On 8/13/2019 10:02 AM, Bobbi wrote:
>
> I am in the habit of sorting my directories alphabetically (or it
> drives me crazy trying to find stuff!) I have been using the
> function in CAT.DOCTOR for this purpose and it is fine, but it only
> works one directory at a time and it wimps out on big directories ;)
>
> Is there any tool that can do this recursively? I doesn't have to be
> on the Apple II itself. However none of the usual disk image tools
> (like Ciderpress) seem to be able to do this either.
>
> I just thought I'd ask before I spend a bunch of hours doing this by
> hand.
>
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