Replacement software for  CMD DIR or Windows Explorer(Explorer.exe) to provide parsed data

Posted on 2007-09-28
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Does anyone know  software like  DIR.EXE or  Windows Explorer.exe  - One that
not only displays directory information but  dumps it in  parsed form?
I reacently realized how badly  Windows Explorer is for failing to  provide a n export of  search results
e.g  DIR/Q    which shows the owner as well as the file listings failed to display or output properly
It truncated the Owner field if the file name was too long but Windows supposedly supports
long file names but the DIR command was never properly changed for this. Also the Windows Explorer software fails to provide a means to provide this information in a useful way.
Does anyone know a good utility replacement for this ???
Question by:Robert Silver
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there are all sorts of good tools that may help out.

I hope this helps !
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qz8dsw earned 375 total points
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If you use subinacl from here
And using the command
subinacl /noverbose /file *.* /display=owner
It give you the results (With no trimming of a long username)

+File C:\Documents and Settings\asdasdasdasdasdasdas\My Documents\desktop.ini
/owner             =terry-ras\asdasdasdasdasdasdas

+File C:\Documents and Settings\asdasdasdasdasdasdas\My Documents\fred.vbs
/owner             =terry-ras\terry

+File C:\Documents and Settings\asdasdasdasdasdasdas\My Documents\My Music
/owner             =terry-ras\asdasdasdasdasdasdas

+File C:\Documents and Settings\asdasdasdasdasdasdas\My Documents\My Pictures
/owner             =terry-ras\asdasdasdasdasdasdas

+File C:\Documents and Settings\asdasdasdasdasdasdas\My Documents\My Virtual Machines
/owner             =terry-ras\terry

Could that help?

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I'm kinda reading between the lines, but...  

If you're interested in getting directory listing into some other format (like a database), I've got a program that you might find interesting.  It's called FS_Dump and it records the "file system" data (name, size, owner, read/write times, etc) from a directory structure into a Microsoft Access database.  After you've performed a FS_Dump run, you can run queries against the database to get the exact information you want.

It's free and is available as VB.Net Source code only.   That means you'll have to use Microsoft Visual Studio .Net 2003 to compile it into a executable program.

If you're interested, the source code is available at http://home.hot.rr.com/graye/AdminTools.htm

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