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Terminal Equivalent of Finder Sort Order

One of the features I like about the Finder is that it sorts numbers "correctly", i.e - a file named "Episode 10" will come after "Episode 9" in a list, rather than after "Episode 1". However, I ...
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Bad sort order in file picker, correct in Finder

Say I download a bunch of random files in Safari for upload to some other website. The files automatically end up in my Downloads folder, so it would make sense to sort the files by Date Added so the ...
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Recent items are showing under “No Date” when sorting by date in finder

This thing's driving me crazy. Often, when I download or create a new file, and then I have to upload it to a website or something like that, it will appear after the oldest items under a "No Date" ...
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Last Opened not clickable in Applications folder View Options

I’m trying to sort my applications by Last Opened column, but the option is not clickable (is grayed out) in the view options (⌘+J) panel (see image below). Why and how can I fix this? (I’m on Snow ...
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Any way to sort each column differently in the Finder?

Is there any way in the Finder to sort each column in column view by different criteria? When I select a sort order, it applies universally to every column. For example, I would like to sort a ...
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How can I reproduce the Finder sort order without asking Finder to sort for me?

I work with a large collection of mostly-text files subdivided by series, periodically mirroring them from an upstream repository and repackaging them using a shell script from a slightly chaotic ...
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How can I sort by date consistently in the Finder?

I would like to use the "arrange by date" feature of Finder on Mountain Lion (version 10.8.2, all current system updates installed) and view the result in a consistent manner from "newer" to "older". ...
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Stop finder using cover flow in icon view

I am using Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and one of the finder features that really annoys me is that when i try to sort files by 'Date Created' in icon view it separates them into sections such as ...
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in Finder, when sorting by Kind, have it “Show All” by default

New to Lion when you sort a folder by "Kind" it groups file types together in a wonderful compact display with a "left-right" scroll capability if there are too man files/folders to display one line. ...
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How do you get Mac OS Finder to group folders together when sorting?

I have Mac OS 10.7.4 and I'd like Finder to use "Is Folder?" as its first sort criteria, or in other words, group folders before files regardless of the sorting method. Windows and Linux both do this ...
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Define order of label color in Finder

I have ordered labeled PDF files with the colors green (very good), orange (ok) and red (bad). When I order my files after labels I get: Green Orange Yellow But I want to have Green Yellow ...
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How can I sort a Finder search by size on OS 10.6.8?

I'm using OSX 10.6.8, and when searching on finder, it doesn't let me sort files by size, is there a way to do this?
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Personal sorting system in the finder's windows

Is there a way to use a personal sorting system in the finder's windows ? I don't want to sort the files and folders using the "Labels" (because of the colors). I just want to have the list ordered ...
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How can I change Finder's default sort to filename?

Since I updated to Lion, every time I bring up a new Finder window the default sort order is by modification date. I want the default sort by filename. Is there any way to change this?
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Reverse icon view order in Finder

When you press Command ⌘ J in Finder to bring up the options for the current folder and change what you sort the files by (in my case Date Created), is there any way to reverse the order? Rather than ...
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How do I get rid of the sub headings in finder with “arrange be date created” in Lion

So I installed Lion and I can't stand the way finder arranges icons arrange by date. Finder makes a bunch of sub headings like: today, yesterday, past 30 days or earlier. These settings have a show ...
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How to sort files entirely by date?

Is there any way to sort all files in a particular directory by date, even ones in subfolders? For example: drive root -> documents -> mysite -> dev Drive root contains a bunch of individual files, ...
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How can you get Finder to sort by name, but also sort folders before files?

When I want sort my files and folder in Finder (specially sort by name) they sort all item by name mixing folders and files together. I want a way that sorts (like Windows) first all folders by name ...