[Confirmed] copy/move with "only files of this type"

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[Confirmed] copy/move with "only files of this type"

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Using Windows 7 and Total Commander 9.0 and 9.0a RC2.

(i only have the german.chm file at my system, hopefully i can make a good english report without the englisch one)

I vould like to copy/move dierctories with "only files of this type" and omitting empty directories (do not create empty directories)

I have a directory (d:\testsrc) with a directory tree of three directories and files of the type .doc .txt and .exe in it.

now i copy it to the empty d:\testdest which already exists and use
*.txt *.doc
as "only files of this type"

The result is as i expected. (all .txt and .doc files are copied some directories are empty, which does not have .txt or .doc files.

Now the same with move, the result is as i expected.

Now i try to omit the empty directories and do a copy:
*.txt *.doc|**\
(interesting i did not get it working with my real files). With my real files nothing is copied. It works only, if i define and save a selection "*.txt *.doc" with the name "text". And using
>text|**\
)

Now the reproducable error:
*.txt *.doc|**\
with move and get an error message:
Error cannot write d:\testdest\test1.doc
Please remove the write protection!
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Re: copy/move with "only files of this type"

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Anselm wrote:
Now the reproducable error:
*.txt *.doc|**\
with move and get an error message:
Error cannot write d:\testdest\test1.doc
Please remove the write protection!
With different drive letter for source and destination it seems to work. Also if the files at the destination already exists (and overwrite)
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Post by *Horst.Epp »

Why do you reply to your own topic ?
Just edit it to ammend with more information.
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Horst.Epp wrote:Why do you reply to your own topic ?
Just edit it to ammend with more information.
I many boards you can not see what changed, if you edit your own post. If i edit my own post, i have to mark what i changed and i had to edit dates and times to make clear what i changed. It is much easier to reply to my own post, so anyone can see the history.
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Indeed currently **\ is only supported when copying - it does work when moving between drives because this is essentially copy+delete. I will fix it.
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This should work now in RC3, please test it!
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Re: [Confirmed] copy/move with "only files of this type&qu

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I just discovered **\ recently in this topic.
One question presents now, do I still need TreeCopyPlus plugin? I only see this which I had always set to 1 anyway:
Presence of an option "Number of upper levels to exclude" - amount of nestings from a root up to the CURRENT folder which are necessary to exclude.
I noticed it is an old plugin from 2004 and Youtube videos are from 2014.
So this **\ is a newer command or it is just not that well known.
Are these commands described in help?

EDIT: TreeCopyPlus is still necessary, I just needed to search something by date and needed folder structure. Or if you want to search by size.
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Re: [Confirmed] copy/move with "only files of this type"

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GrimReaper85 wrote:So this **\ is a newer command or it is just not that well known.
Are these commands described in help?
F1 - Help wrote: Search for: copy, move, empty or skip --> double click on 'Copy' --> Examples... Append |**\ to skip copying of empty folders.
HISTORY.TXT wrote: 15.05.19 Release Total Commander 9.50 beta 1 pre 1
12.04.19 Added: Upload to file system plugins: Support "skip empty dirs" via copy filters, e.g. *.txt|**\ (32/64)

28.08.17 Release Total Commander 9.10 beta 1 pre 1 (private beta) (32/64)
29.01.17 Added: New wildcards for relative dirs now support wildcard **, which stands for any number of subdirs,
              e.g. subdir\**\*.txt finds text files where the relative path contains "subdir" anywhere in the path (32/64)

08.06.16 Release Total Commander 9.0 beta 1 (32/64)
08.04.15 Added: F5 copy: Skip empty dirs by appending |**\ to line "only files of this type",
              can be combined with other include/exclude filters (32/64)
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