Resolved A FAT sorting utility for OS X..?

Thrash911

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Randers, DK
Hello people,

I need to sort files on a FAT drive (SD card). But I can't find an app that can do this on OS X.

This is a Windows app: http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort/?lang=en

Is there anything like this on OS X? I don't want anything I have to compile/build/make, since I think that is confusing as hell.. :eek: I found YAFS for mac, but that required a library I could not find for OS X. :mad:

I prefer a GUI app, but I am not allergic to Terminal.. Is there anything like this for OS X? I'm on 10.9.2, Maverick.
 
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meme1255

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Touch command changes timestamp. How'd you like to sort you files? Alphabetically? Simply combine touch, ls and sort commands depending on your desired result :)

How would you like to sort your files?
 

Thrash911

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Randers, DK
Touch command changes timestamp. How'd you like to sort you files? Alphabetically? Simply combine touch, ls and sort commands depending on your desired result :)
Unfortunately, that will not work. The files will have to be rearranged on the SD card, in order for it to work. I use the card on a "stupid" system, that reads the card "raw", and displays the files in the order it was written to the card.

But thanks. ;)
 

meme1255

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It WILL work ;) As touch creates new timestamp (== date written), you can combine it with other commands in order to get your desired sorting :)
 

Thrash911

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Randers, DK
Of all (few..) I have found so far for OS X, this one looks most promising, I think:

http://fatsort.sourceforge.net

Latest version is v1.2.355. But it will have to be compiled, by using make and install. I know nothing about this. I did try to run "make install" from terminal, but I got something like "man/fatsort.1: No such file or directory". This is where my "knowledge" stops.. :(

I would be eternally grateful, if someone in here who knows how, could guide me through this process, so I can get a binary. I have Xcode installed, so I should have the tools necessary.

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It WILL work ;) As touch creates new timestamp (== date written), you can combine it with other commands in order to get your desired sorting :)
Okay. What the hell, I'll give it a whirl.. :) I want EVERYTHING sorted alphabetically. There are several directories and sub directories. So.. What should I do? :)
 

Thrash911

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Randers, DK
UPDATE:

I finally managed to compile and install it. There were two makefiles - I used the wrong one. It was the makefile in the 'src' subfolder I was supposed to use. And now I have successfully managed to sort the files on my FAT32 SD card. Now the files show up on the Amiga :)p) in correct alphabetical order. Yay!

It pays to be persistent. I learned something today. :) Thanks to everybody who tried to help me. Much appreciated!
 

d0nK

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Cheers for this info.
Exactly what I needed to sort the files on my HxC floppy emulator SD card.

I found this site helpful for installing and usage.

I also use CleanEject which delete's all the .spotlight, .trashes files, etc on eject.

I'm not affiliated with any of these sites that I've linked to btw.
 
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