The FIND command will always be the first command to be executed, since you have to define the set of files to operate on before you may apply any changes.

You can use various filters to narrow the set of files you are operating on:

When you click on the Find button, the FIND command will be executed in a background process that can be aborted by pressing the Cancel button.

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FAR offers three alternative ways to define the file list. In theses cases the FIND command is executed implicitely, hence no further filtering is possible at this stage.


Once the FIND command has terminated, its result is displayed in the file list on the right hand side of the application window. You can now manually exclude certain files from further processing. Simply unselect the checkboxes in the left column of the file list. The facilities from the Select menu offer additional support to unselect groups of files from the file list.