NTFS Descriptions (content plugin)

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NTFS Descriptions (content plugin)

Post by *Led » 2006-11-11, 20:49 UTC

Plugin can be used to display, create and edit comments for files and directories.
These comments are stored in streams on the NTFS file system.

Advantages:
-no spare files in every directory (such as descript.ion or files.bbs);
-comment are preserved even after copying with explorer;
-you can create a lot of comments with different names (in different streams).

It uses new feature of TC 7.0: plugins in the attributes dialog.

Temporary link: http://ledsoft.at.tut.by/wdx_NTFS_diz_1.1.zip
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Post by *jjk » 2006-11-11, 21:33 UTC

Nice work, overall the multi-fields feature ! I just checked it.
Though when I apply a comment, the file date is updated. I don't want that.
Can you do something ?

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Post by *icfu » 2006-11-11, 22:15 UTC

Very nice plugin, thanks!

I have added some general related requests to the Change Attributes box here:
http://ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?p=102838#102838

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Post by *Led » 2006-11-12, 00:14 UTC

jjk wrote:Though when I apply a comment, the file date is updated. I don't want that.
Can you do something ?
I uploaded new version 1.1 wth option to keep date. See Readme.
http://ledsoft.at.tut.by/wdx_NTFS_diz_1.1.zip

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Post by *majkinetor ! » 2006-11-13, 08:10 UTC

This is very nice idea. Finaly somebody used a streams for something useful. I don't use comments, but just came by to say good words.
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Post by *SanskritFritz » 2006-11-13, 09:46 UTC

Thanks for the plugin!
2 remarks:
- The file timestamp is still changed. EDIT: sorry just read the readme :oops:
- I entered a comment through file properties. It is not shown, nor is it editable by your plugin. Are those comments not the same?


EDIT: one little thing in the readme:
"For manual refresh change dir or tab and go back." well, Ctrl-R or F2 should do the same ;-)
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Post by *icfu » 2006-11-13, 09:52 UTC

They aren't the same.

Standard NTFS comments are stored in stream ♣SummaryInformation which is not documented afaik. The stream content looks differently on differerent files although the comment is the same. I think some more information is stored in there, not only the comment itself.

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Post by *Led » 2006-11-13, 15:25 UTC

I entered a comment through file properties. It is not shown, nor is it editable by your plugin. Are those comments not the same
No. You can view comments from file properties with shelldetails plugin, but edit only on the properties page.
EDIT: one little thing in the readme:
"For manual refresh change dir or tab and go back." well, Ctrl-R or F2 should do the same
I tried this before writing readme! Ctrl+R don't refresh columns because file date is not changed. Try yourself.

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Post by *SanskritFritz » 2006-11-13, 16:08 UTC

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I tried it, it did refresh here.
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Post by *robinsiebler » 2006-11-13, 20:08 UTC

I don't know if I will ever use it, but nice work nonetheless!
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Post by *Alextp » 2006-11-13, 23:36 UTC

This is very nice idea. Finaly somebody used a streams for something useful. I don't use comments, but just came by
It's fun. After ~5 years of streams existing, after TC 7 popped out, finally we found a usage for them. Inside Total Commander only.

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Post by *TucknDar » 2007-03-18, 08:40 UTC

I was looking for some way to tag files, and came across this plugin! Wow! It'll be excellent for my needs. Thanks, Led!
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Post by *rei » 2010-01-04, 23:31 UTC

Very interesting in this projetcs !!
I look for sometimes like this after i discovery the "NTFS descriptions" potential....

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Post by *yeskky » 2010-01-05, 08:45 UTC

Could someone tell me how to add comment for a file/folder with this plugin?
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Post by *Peter » 2010-01-05, 09:22 UTC

yeskky wrote:Could someone tell me how to add comment for a file/folder with this plugin?
I don't know thwe plugin, but maybe with standard "TC file-properties - Plugin attributes" (lower part of the file-prop-dialogue).

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