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Swiss File Knife

a command line
multi function tool.

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Find filenames by any word as fast as possible

using index files with the free sfk iname command.
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge.
- open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell.
- OS X : type mv sfk-mac-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
- Linux: type mv sfk-linux-64.exe sfk    and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
  OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
SFK The Book - New Command Line Horizons.
sfk name[2] word [word2] [!exclude] [.ext]

find filenames as fast as possible by using
index files created by sfk index  or gindex.

sfk name word [word2] [word3] [...]
  will use local index files zz-index.txt
     - in the current folder
     - in the parent folder
     - and so on, until the root folder "\"
  and also the global Base Index file from
  and then lists all file names from those indexes
  having the given words in their name or path.
  Under windows, instead of C:\zz-index.txt
  it will read C:\zz-index\zz-index.txt

sfk name2 word [word2] [word3] [...]
  does the same as name, but also includes
  the global Extended Index file.

sfk gname uses only the global index.
sfk lname uses only local index files.

pattern syntax
 - just type up to 10 words that must be contained
   somehere in the file name or it's path. the words
   are AND combined. the sequence is ignored.
 - words starting with ! or : will exclude any file
   having the word in it's name.
 - words starting with "." are a file extension and
   must appear only at the END of a file name, or be
   followed in the filename by another "."
   like ".so" in

   -size      include size info in result
   -size=n    pad size info to n characters
   -tab       create tab separated output
   -withmeta  include meta data in search:
              date, like 2019-12-31
              time, like 23:59:01
              size, like 12345
   -meta      search just in meta data
   -spat      support slash pattern \t for tab

output sorting
   output is always sorted by file modification time,
   listing the most recent files at the list bottom.

chaining support
   output chaining is supported.

   sfk iname  same as sfk name
   sfk x      same as sfk name
   sfk x2     same as sfk name2

see also
   sfk gindex    - create global index file(s)
   sfk index     - create local  index file(s)
   sfk home     - tell sfk home folder location

web reference

   sfk name .pdf
      lists all PDF files in the Base Index.
   sfk name part 2391 datasheet .pdf
      lists all PDF files in the Base Index having
      the words "part", "2391" and "datasheet"
      somewhere in their name, for example:
   sfk name2 part 2391 datasheet .pdf
      the same, but may list further results also
      from the extended index, for example:
   sfk name .hpp +find class tree
      search all .hpp header files from the local index
      for the words "class" and "tree".
   sfk name tree .hpp +fview
      load and view all .hpp files having "tree"
      in their name or path. ("sfk view" for more)
   sfk name metronome .mp3 +copy tmp -flat
      copy all .mp3 files with metronome into a single
      output folder, without sub folders.
   sfk name -spat foobar\r
      list filenames ending with 'foobar'
   sfk name -meta -spat \t1234\t
      list files with an exact size of 1234 bytes.

sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).

read more about all sfk functions here.

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