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Re: classic deficiancy in both windows and linux ?

Make yourself a script :)

Then give it an icon and you can run it from the desktop.

Try something like:

dirname=`kdialog --inputbox "Please enter dir name"`

if [ ! -d "$dirname" ]; then
	kdialog --error "Directory does not exist"

#Directory exists
ls $dirname > /tmp/dirlist.$$
kwrite /tmp/dirlist.$$
#Delete temp file after kwrite exits
rm /tmp/dirlist.$$

Heh, I knew I read the KDialog http://dot.kde.org tutorial for a good reason 

If you are using KDE from CVS, I *think* there's:

kdialog --getexistingdirectory 

but on KDE 3.1.4 KDialog says something like "Unknown dialog type" so I 
presume it's not implemented there.

Hope that helps,


On Thursday 23 October 2003 23:08, James D. Freels wrote:
> Can you figure out a way to get a listing of a directory (folder in
> Windows) and print it, without resorting to command prompt ?
> The only way I could find was to save a bit map to the clipboard, then
> paste the clipboard contents into another application, then print.
> Any other ideas ?
> --
> James D. Freels, Ph.D.
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory
> freelsjd@ornl.gov

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