Printing Question

nsrii

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Jan 11, 2005
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I've searched and searched for the answer to this, but can anyone tell me how I can print a file directory/folder listing?? I do a lot of work that involves handing CDs off and it would be nice if I could print out the files that are on the CD straight from the folder.

I am hoping that there is something native in the OS that does this, beyond making a capture of the screen or using third party software.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Nick
 

angelneo

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Jun 13, 2004
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There's a way for you to output the directory listing to a text file via Termainal (unix to the rescue). I actually found the commands off the web. quoted from the link:
ls -RF > ~/Desktop/folder_list.txt

The -R flag drills recursively into sub folders.
The -F flag writes a trailing slash '/' after folders, and a trailing asterisk '*' after executable files.
folder_list.txt is the name of the file you want the output of the recursive ls command to write out to. Feel free to use something more descriptive as you wish.
The link provides more help and can be found here: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2004020716455773

EDIT: found out that BBEdit also does the same thing, just click and drag
 

Veldek

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Mar 29, 2003
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This would also be a nice feature for iTunes: printing the contents of a playlist in jewel case size.
 

nsrii

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Jan 11, 2005
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angelneo said:
There's a way for you to output the directory listing to a text file via Termainal (unix to the rescue). I actually found the commands off the web. quoted from the link:

The link provides more help and can be found here: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2004020716455773

EDIT: found out that BBEdit also does the same thing, just click and drag
Thanks for the tip! I saw something similar to this, but I was looking for something more graphical. However, I guess it wouldn't make much difference, since the person(s) using the CD would have access to the contents.

Thanks again,
Nick
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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You could always use Command-Shift-4 to take a screen shot and include the .pdf file on the CD.
 

Sparky's

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Feb 11, 2004
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Why Apple removed this feature from OS X is beyond me, our company still uses OS 9.2.2 for our mainstay production work. I work in Commercial Printing and when we send printing jobs to and from customers and outside vendors, it's a neccessity to print a "contents" list of the documents, fonts, linked graphics, etc. I can't see why a request to Apple couldn't get this feature back (OK a strong loud lobby would do better).
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Veldek said:
This would also be a nice feature for iTunes: printing the contents of a playlist in jewel case size.
Erh... try cmd-P (or File -> Print...) and you'll see a lot of choices, among them jewel case with coverart from your artwork... or a plain list...
 
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