The FilterZip user interface allows for the specification of Filter properties, which are simply a set of criteria that each encountered file must meet in order to be included in the resulting zip file. The following criteria may be used:
•Filename match pattern - This first field specifies the wildcard pattern or regular expression that file names must match in order to be included in the resulting zip file. More information about the use of regular expressions (including how to use the built-in presets) is provided in a separate section of this help file.
•File attribute include filter - Some files contain special file system attributes such as "read-only" or "system" which differentiate them from "normal" files. Use this set of checkboxes to include files that contain the corresponding attributes. By default, "temporary" and "archive" files are included.
•File size include filter - Set the drop-down box to "no filter" to include files of all sizes. Otherwise, use the drop-down box to specify whether the file size must be "greater than" or "less than" the specified size. The file size itself is expressed in kilobytes.
•Date range include filter - Set the drop-down box to "no filter" to include all files regardless of their date stamp. Otherwise, select "last accessed", "created", or "modified" to specify which file date stamp is used for comparisons. Finally, specify the start and end dates.
Please note that several preset regular expression and wildcard patterns have been provided for your convenience, and are accessible via the Presets button on the FilterZip window. Presets include wilcard patterns and regular expressions that match images, music, movies, documents, and other common file type sets, and more.