JSI Tip 7480. FI freeware is a DIR alternative that provides date and size filtering, security information, and more.

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Download FI.zip, an alternative to the DIR command, which provides file age and size filtering, security, device, alternate data streams, and file link information.

When you type fi /?, you receive:

Version 0.13, Copyright (C)2002, Frank P. Westlake.
Prints a list of files.

FI \[options\] file\[s\]   options\]  file\[s\] \[. . .

 file\[s\]  May include wild cards. Use the current directory indicator (.) to
          refer to a directory, ex: FI C:\temp\.

Options, must precede 'file\[s\]':
 /A         Attribute filter, Prints only the files with specified attributes.
              Ex: /A+SH-R  (prints only the files with S and H but without R)
 /B         Prints only the file name.
 /C         Format numbers with a separator (default). Use /-C to disable.
 /D         Print information on the device, for example: /D C: or \\. /G\[A|C|W\]""value\[/divisor\]
            Filters files by age in days. If '/divisor' is given, the day value
            is divided by that value (i.e. /24 for hours, /1440 for minutes).
              A=last access, C=creation, W=last write. Default is W.
 /H         Include alternate data stream names. Printed as 'file:stream'.
 /L         Include link index and the number of links as first two columns.
 /Q         Include owner in brief listing or SIDs in verbose listing.
 /S         Displays files in specified directory and all subdirectories.
 /T\[A|C|W\]\[G\]
            Print the time stamp of the file (default). Use /-T to disable. If
            'G' is included print age instead of time.
              A=last access, C=creation, W=last write. Default is W.
              Examples: /TC  /TCG  /-T
 /V         Print detailed information for each file.
 /X         Use short file names.
 /Z\[""value\]
            Filters files by size (default). Use /-Z to disable printing of
            file size.

The hyphen may be used to reverse the effect of an option.

Comparison operators must be quoted somehow: /z"="0 "/z=0" /"z=0"

Swirches may be predefined in an environment variable with the name of this
program, for example 'SET FI.EXE=/LHQ-C'. The program name may vary.

Codes displayed with trustee rights \[T:RWXDPO:PDF+\]:
T=Either "Allows" or "Denies" the displayed permissions.
R=Read, W=Write, X=Execute, D=Delete, P=Permissions write, O=Owner write.
P=Primary object, D=Directories inherit, F=Files inherit, +=Propagated

Examples:

  FI C:\WINNT\.
  FI "/g>7" /ash-r C:\WINNT\*.exe
  FI "/z=0" C:\WINNT\*.exe

Scripting Example

If you wanted to delete all the files in the C:\Folder directory whose last write date is greater than 30 days:
for /f "Tokens=*" %%f in ('fi /A-d /b /gw">"30 C:\Folder\*.*') do del /q "%%f"



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