Mask selection ignores directories [CLOSED]

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hugo187
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Mask selection ignores directories [CLOSED]

Post by hugo187 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:16 pm

I cannot get this working. It seems "Ignore directories when selecting by mask" doesn't have any effect.

sasha
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Re: Mask selection ignores directories

Post by sasha » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:46 pm

Works fine for me.

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mike
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Re: Mask selection ignores directories

Post by mike » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:23 am

What are you trying to achieve?
The logic behind this options is pretty simple: when it is on - no mask selection/deselection affects directory items.

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Re: Mask selection ignores directories

Post by hugo187 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:26 pm

Sorry, should have been more specific. The issue I had was that even with the "Ignore directories when selecting by mask" ticked off, I wasn't able to select/deselect directories.

I have tried it again now and I think the problem is that *.* mask doesn't apply to files/directories without extension. If I use just *, then it matches all items. It is likely correct behaviour, isn't? It seems on Windows/DOS *.* matches all items, while on Unix/Linux *.* matches only items with an extension.

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Re: Mask selection ignores directories

Post by mike » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:54 am

You're absolutely right.
If the goal is to select everything regardless of it's type - then it's faster to hit Cmd+A / Alt+Cmd+A.

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