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(Solved) printing file names

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by pauljwest, Dec 15, 2001.

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  1. pauljwest

    pauljwest Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2001
    What is the easiest way to print file names as a list??

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    There are shareware utilties out there for this, but you can do it from a DOS window also. Typing the dir command with any switches you want and then piping the output to a text file. Here is the commands available in the dir command:

    DIR [drive:][path][filename] [/P] [/W] [/A[[:]attributes]]
    [/O[[:]sortorder]] [/S] [/B] [/L] [/V] [/4]

    Specifies drive, directory, and/or files to list.
    (Could be enhanced file specification or multiple filespecs.)
    /P Pauses after each screenful of information.
    /W Uses wide list format.
    /A Displays files with specified attributes.
    attributes D Directories R Read-only files
    H Hidden files A Files ready for archiving
    S System files - Prefix meaning not
    /O List by files in sorted order.
    sortorder N By name (alphabetic) S By size (smallest first)
    E By extension (alphabetic) D By date & time (earliest first)
    G Group directories first - Prefix to reverse order
    A By Last Access Date (earliest first)
    /S Displays files in specified directory and all subdirectories.
    /B Uses bare format (no heading information or summary).
    /L Uses lowercase.
    /V Verbose mode.
    /4 Displays year with 4 digits (ignored if /V also given).

    Switches may be preset in the DIRCMD environment variable. Override
    preset switches by prefixing any switch with - (hyphen)--for example, /-W.

    Do something like if you are at the c:\windows prompt type in dir /o:N /s /b >C:\Directory.txt this takes the contents of the windows directory, all sub directories, outputs them alphabetically in a bare format to the directory.txt file.
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    A nice little freeware app that allows you to do that, and a couple of things more, is <A HREF="http://www.rjhsoftware.com/rjhextensions/">RjhExtensions</A>

  4. pauljwest

    pauljwest Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2001
    Thanks all....exactly what I was looking for. That little freeware program rocks.

    Best of luck,
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