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Subject: **** question about file creation dates

Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 21:39:51 +0100

Hi,

According to the dir command in Windows 2000, which I am using, there is a
switch called /t that you can use to control the sorting order. I don't know
if this is available in Win98. But I really don't know much about this since
I never use it.

I know you didn't want me to say this, but I really suggest that you install
my Flash Renamer program. You don't have to register, it will work anyway
(although I wouldn't mind it:-) In Flash Renamer you can use the format
function and simply append the created date to each file or folder. I think
this is what you are looking for.

I share your feeling about installing new programs. Flash Renamer should be
safe to install. If you unstall it will however leave some things in the
registry (this is to make it easier for people who are upgrading). The
registry key used is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program
Settings\RL Vision\Flash Renamer

// Dan


----- Original Message -----
From: Danny
To: <*****@*****>
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 6:39 AM
Subject: **** question about file creation dates


> > Guys
> >
> > I really hate to bother you, but I'm
> > betting you all know the answer. I wrote
> > a lot of programs using quickBASIC 4.5
> > over the last few years. I didn't always
> > document the order of development of
> > these programs. I was and still am using
> > windows 98 (second edition with no upgrades)
> > and window's explorer. But it really is
> > a pain in the butt to check the properties
> > to get the creation date of 500 or so files.
> > So, is there any way, maybe thru a DOS
> > directory command with certain switches
> > to get the creation date in a file that
> > I redirect from the directory command.
> >
> > And before you ask, I did read all of the
> > dir /? help file, several times.
> >
> > I've tried a lot of this kind of stuff,
> > but so far, nothing that I really want.
> > (in the correct sub-directory)
> > C:\ dir *.BAS /OD /V > newfile.txt
> > and even the /4 switch. I know that
> > that the properties check of the same
> > file names also produces the "created
> > file date and time", but I can't figure
> > out how to get the same info in a faster
> > way than one file at a time.
> >
> > So, is there any chance that you can
> > help this ole C-64 and VIC-20 guy, but
> > I had my commodores in the very early
> > 1980's. In fact, I still have them all
> > in my shed, along with the SX-64 which
> > was the color screen portable.
> >
> > Thanks for any help. Also, please don't
> > suggest that I buy or install your RENAMER
> > software, because in my old age, I am
> > super paranoid in installing new software
> > on my computer. I've seen way too many of
> > my internet chat friends upgrade or install
> > new stuff, and end up being off-line for
> > many months at a time. But if you can help
> > me figure out how to help me organize all
> > my programs in created date order, so I can
> > figure out what lead to what, I'll be forever
> > greatful.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Danny
> > Gainesville FLA
> >


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