Thanks Zarf. You’re always available to answer these kinds of questions, and it’s appreciated.
So, I should block the standard listing of objects, and use an iteration like your example to make my own listing instead, is the basic idea.
I did exactly that and it worked like a charm. Caught the process with a Rule for listing nondescript items and used that loop. Exactly what I needed to produce an ugly (for IF) but necessary (for a simulation of a computer) listing of “file” objects. A little playing around and I have file “sizes” spaced out like an ls command at a *nix prompt. Groovy, and thanks!
Love I7 to death but those little edge cases can drive one mad