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nurbles
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Explorer-like filename sorting

Postby nurbles » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:13 am

Since XP, Windows Explorer has "correctly" sorted filenames containing numbers, for example:

program_1.log
program_2.log
program_10.log

but V is still doing simple string sorting, making traversing a series of files difficult at times.

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Re: Explorer-like filename sorting

Postby FileViewer » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:40 pm

Since XP, Windows Explorer has "correctly" sorted filenames containing numbers

You need to enable Use XP (numerical) sort method from the Options submenu of the main View menu.

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Re: Explorer-like filename sorting

Postby nurbles » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:46 am

Oops, sorry. Too many options for my tiny attention span, apparently.

Thanks!

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Re: Explorer-like filename sorting

Postby nurbles » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:53 am

I think I thanked a bit too soon... It appears that the XP Numerical Sort option doesn't work correctly/reliably. At least not under Win 7 x64. I'm attaching a screen cap showing that the option is checked, but files aren't sorted correctly. I think the feature only works if the file name is the PRIMARY sort key, but is not used when the file name is a secondary sort key as my example shows. The XP Numerical sort should be used on file names any time that they are used as a sort key, primary, secondary or whatever.
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V screen capture showing XP Numerical Sort failing when file name is secondary key.
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