Directory Opus 9.5 Release Notes.
There is a new option to automatically re-upload modified FTP files. For example, say you
double-click on a text file on an FTP site. Normally, the file is downloaded and opened in
Notepad, however any changes you made to that file were only to the temporary downloaded
copy and not to the original file on the FTP site. Opus will now ask you if you wish to upload the
modified file once the launched process has terminated. There are new options in Preferences /
File Operations / Options to control this – the feature can be disabled, or set to automatically
upload without prompting. There is also an option to use checksums when detecting
modifications – this may be slightly slower but will avoid unnecessary uploads when a file has
been saved but no changes were made to it.
UTF8 support (RFC 2640 and ietf-ftpext-utf-8-option-00.) has been added to FTP. This is
selectable from FTP Address Book and Site preferences.
The standalone image viewer now has a Crop command in the Edit menu. This lets you crop
the currently displayed image to the selection rectangle. The image can then be saved using the
Save/Save As commands in the File menu. Also, the Save As command now lets you specify
the compression quality when saving a JPEG file.
The Clipboard COPYNAMES command can now optionally use regular expression to
manipulate the names as they are put in the clipboard, with the new REGEXP argument. This is
a multiple-string argument that can take one or more regular expression pairs. The first string of
each pair is the search string and the second string is the replace string. For example, to strip
off the suffixes of all filenames when they are copied to the clipboard, you could use the
command Clipboard COPYNAMES=nopaths REGEXP “(.*)\.(.*)” “\1”
The Select command has a new REGEXP argument that lets you select files via regular
expression. E.g. Select .*\.jpg REGEXP to select all .jpg files
The Select command has a new SIMILAR argument that causes all files with the same file
extensions as the currently selected file or files to be selected. For example, if you have a .jpg
and a .gif file currently selected, and you run the Select SIMILAR command, all .jpg and .gif
files in the current folder will be selected.
The Set LISTERCMD command can now trigger the Lister Zoom function using Set
There is a new Select previous folder when going Up option in Preferences / Folders /
Options. When enabled, Opus will automatically select the previous child folder when the Up
button is used to go to the parent folder. This is similar to the existing Highlight previous
folder on Up/Back option (the two are not mutually exclusive) but causes the folder to be
selected rather than just showing a blinking underline.
The End submenu option in the File Types Context Menu and Drop Menu pages has been
replaced with new Increase indent and Decrease indent commands. This lets you end a sub-
menu within a sub-menu, without having to have a dummy entry at the bottom of the first sub-
menu. (Basically, in the old system, a menu item could only terminate a single level of sub-
menus, making nested sub-menus more complicated. Now, a menu item can terminate any
level of sub-menus.)
Pressing the zoom in/zoom out buttons in the image viewer when the current zoom level is ‘Fit
to page’ now zooms to the most appropriate level automatically (e.g., if ‘Fit to page’ results in an
effective zoom size of 75%, zooming in would jump to 100%, and zooming out would go to 50%)
There is a new information column available in the Pictures category called Creation software.
This supports the EXIF Software tag as well as the PNG Creation Software field.