One of my favorite old-time programs is Total Commander. I don't know if it needs any introduction, but just in case for those that don't know it, it's a file manager for Windows designed to replace Windows Explorer. Over time it got so popular with so many add-ons being developed, that the only thing I wonder about is why hasn't Microsoft bought this excellent Windows Explorer replacement from Christian Ghisler, its developer? I mean Microsoft did buy in the past Sysinternals, from where probably uses some ideas in Windows Vista (or will use in Windows 7) (Process explorer as an example). Maybe they can't afford it ;).
Anyway, what I like best about Total Commander is that from time to time I discover a trick about it that it's just plain useful. What I discovered recently is that you can create a series of folders in a single action. And it's very simple:
- Open Total Commander (duh!) and browse to the folder where you want to batch-create the folders
- Press F7 and write the name of the first folder you want created, followed by /, then the name of the second folder followed by /, the name of the third, ... you get the picture (and if not, below is a screen)
- When you press OK Total Commander will batch-create these folders in the order that you wrote them, the next one being the sub-folder of the first - given the example above, this is how the folder/sub-folder structure of the batch operation would look like
Good tip, isn't it? Ok, maybe I got a little carried away because I discovered it without reading about it somewhere first and like a house-cat that brings home every little dead thing it finds just to show to its master it did something I blogged about, but still, it is an useful tip ... I think (a pat on the back, anyone!).