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SET DEFSORT - specify the order in which files appear in DIR.DIR

Syntax:
[SET] DEFSORT OFF|DIRectory|Size|Date|Time|Name [Ascending|Descending]

Description:
The SET DEFSORT command allows the user to determine the order in which files appear in a DIR.DIR file.

Directory specifies that directories within the current directory are shown before other files.

Size specifies that the size of the file determines the order in which files are displayed.

Date specifies that the date of the last change to the file determines the order in which files are displayed. If the dates are the same, the time the file was last changed is used as a secondary sort key.

Time specifies that the time of the file determines the order in which files are displayed.

Name specifies that the name of the file determines the order in which files are displayed. This is the default. Files are sorted by name as a secondary sort key when any of the above options are specified and two files have equal values for that sort option.

OFF indicates that no ordering of the files in the directory is performed. On directories with a large number of files, this option results in a displayed DIR.DIR file much quicker than any sorted display.

The second parameter specifies if the sort order is ascending or descending.

If this command is issued while the DIR.DIR pseudo file is the current file, the settings are applied immediately.

Compatibility:
XEDIT: N/A
KEDIT: Similar in functionality.

Default:
NAME ASCENDING

Status:
Complete.


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Generated on: 26 Jan 2015

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