Resolved A FAT sorting utility for OS X..?

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  1. Thrash911, Apr 4, 2014
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    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.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you look at PathFinder

    That may do what you're looking for.
     
  3. Thrash911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sadly, no. But thanks for the suggestion. ;)
     
  4. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  5. Thrash911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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. ;)
     
  6. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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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 :)
     
  7. Thrash911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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    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? :)
     
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    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!
     
  9. d0nK macrumors 6502

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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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