i want to know if its possible to filter by extension which files in a directory are shown. in many file managers you can add for example *.jpg to the path. that did not work for me and the documentation is non existent.

  • just right click in the folder you want to be sorted and choose Sort by -> Type then automatically the files will be organized by extension in alphabetical order. you can also use the terminal for that, just ls *.[extension] Jun 21, 2017 at 1:49

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This is not possible at the moment, although it is something that could be implemented in future. The only work-round is to sort by type, as indicated above.

The intention is the elementaryos apps are simple enough to be self-documenting so if there is no obvious way of doing something it is probably not implemented! Of course, at present, this ideal is not always reached ...


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