Subtract the hidden png files from the total number of files

I’ve kept the png files hidden using some css snippet but now I want to get the actual number of files excluding the hidden png files. Is there any solution?

Use case or problem

To not get confused with how many files are there in total. png/jpg files should be excluded.

Proposed solution

In some plugin format or css snippet

Current workaround (optional)

So I’ve used some css snippet to hide png and then created one more to hide jpg files. It’s there somewhere in the forum’s.

EDIT: Use holroy’s refined search which removes the need to do math:

Then bookmark that search.

Original suggestion:

In the vault search put

path:/.png$/ OR path:/.jpe?g$/

Then bookmark that search. When you want to know the true number of files, subtract the number of search results from the total number of files.

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So in other words, you could do this vault search and get the total number of files (or would this include non-existing files? I don’t think so, but not sure):

-path:/.png$/ -path:/.jpe?g$/

Similar request could most likely also be done using javascript and get the the entire list of files, and then filtering out the files you don’t want.


Good thinkin’! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thanks it works!

Thanks for the help!

Yea would be cool to make it into a plugin. But it’s not much of a concern I guess.

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What @ariehen said.

I’ve deleted the comment containing unverified ChatGPT code.

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