A Program I Want

I want a program that I can say “Watch what I do to this file” (change properties, unblock, etc.) and then be able to say “now do this for all the other files in the directory.”   Can’t be too hard to write, can it?  🙂

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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7 Responses to A Program I Want

  1. James Veitch says:

    EDIT: the above will watch changes to files in a set directory. U will then just need to customise the eventhandler to replicate one change to the others (without obviously entering a repeating loop…)

  2. James Veitch says:

    On phone ATM so can’t check but pretty sure this is already included in .net

    FileSystemEventsWatcher or something similar

  3. Dave says:

    Why don’t you just do multiple select and then right click, change properties and hit Ok ?

  4. Try autohotkey or autoit

  5. Blake says:

    PowerShell is your friend.

  6. Rob says:

    This made me laugh out loud — there can not POSSIBLY be enough AI/pattern recognition/omnigeek researchers in the universe working on this problem right now 🙂

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