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FileListToArray: Sort by type alphabetically

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doestergaard

Hi,

Im currently writing a script, which will delete all files and subdirectories withing a root folder (e.g. D:\). The script itself is working fine, but i somehow want to sort the file list im getting from the _FileListToArrayFunction to be by type alphabetically.

 

Let me get you an example:

 

D:\Folder1

D:\Folder2

D:\Folder3

D:\File1

D:\File2

D:\File3

 

The above example is how i want it, but the _FileListToArray returns the file list sorted just alphabetically (by name) i think

 

A good example is when you are browsing the System32 folder in Windows.

 

Then you first get Folder shown from A-Z then the files from A-Z

 

How can this be done?

Any help is appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance

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kaisies

One of the file list to array options is to return directories files or both. Youd have to use the function twice (once folder, once file)  the concenate them 

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MikahS

Have you tried using the _ArraySort function?


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doestergaard

@kaisies

I can do that ofc :D but i was thinking if you could retrieve the filelist then use stringregexp to sort the filelist? But I can use your suggestion, thx

@MikahS:

Yes, it only sort your file list alphabetically based on name, not on type

 

Anyway thank you for the quick reply! :)

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MikahS

Apologies @doestergaard, but it's my pleasure. 

Another suggestion is using _FileListToArrayRec.


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BrewManNH

If you're deleting the files, why do you need the list sorted?


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Apologies @doestergaard, but it's my pleasure. 

Another suggestion is using _FileListToArrayRec.

Or you could mimic what every c standard library qsort has done for decades.  Pass in a pointer to a custom comparison function.  I use a string as that's how it is done in .au3

 

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