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I need to list only the folders that has a name composed of numbers only.

How do I do this?

OBS: I just posted the relevant content to the folder.

Global $path = "G:\jobs\"
For $i = 1 To $aArray[0]
    Local $search = FileFindFirstFile($path & $aArray[$i] & "\[0-9]" )

I tried with "\*.*" and it returns me the expected result, but the other doesn't.

Just a server analyst that has never been into programming that much. So, small fish here :)

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From the Help file...


The search string is not case sensitive.
Wildcards: In general, * denotes zero or more characters, and ? denotes zero or one character. If your file search string contains only wildcards (or is "*.*"), then see the example below for the return value!

You can use only one wildcard in the filename part or in the extension part i.e. a*.b?.
When using a 3-char extension any extension starting with those 3 chars will match, .e.g. "*.log" will match "test.log_1". (not described either in Microsoft documentation).

When you have finished searching with the FileFind... functions you must call FileClose() to release the search handle.

Directory name are returned according to the wildcards if any.

Due to the underlying Windows API used (FindFirstFile), this function actually searches both the long and short filenames when looking for matches. If you get unexepected results
then verfiy that it's not the short filename that is being matched.

What makes you think you can use a regexp expression?  Also, you should not define variables in a loop.



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It is no secret that regex makes my eyes bleed, so I am sure someone will venture forth to laugh at my attempt, but I would think you'd have to use two arrays:

#include <Array.au3>
#include <File.au3>

Local $aFolders = _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir & "\Testing", "*", $FLTA_FOLDERS)
Local $aFinal[0]

    For $a = 1 To $aFolders[0]
        If Not StringRegExp($aFolders[$a], "\D") Then _ArrayAdd($aFinal, $aFolders[$a])


This works on a directory that looks like so:


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Windows 10 you could also just run the bash command :) 


,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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Here's my approach :)...


#include <array.au3>

Global $path = @ScriptDir

Local $file, $sResult, $search = FileFindFirstFile($path & "\*.*")
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")

While 1
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    If Not @extended Or StringRegExp($file, "\D") Then ContinueLoop
    $sResult &= $path & "\" & $file & ";"
If $sResult Then
    $sResult = StringTrimRight($sResult, 1)
    $aResult = StringSplit($sResult, ";")
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No Digit only Directories found...")


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@JLogan3o13 @KaFu and @mikell thanks a lot. My non-programmer brain sometimes fail to think around this issues. You did help me to get it done the way I needed. Thanks a lot.

15 hours ago, kylomas said:

What makes you think you can use a regexp expression?

Lack of knowledge or something.

Just a server analyst that has never been into programming that much. So, small fish here :)

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