To Print List of Folder Contents?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by garycurtis, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. garycurtis macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I looked and looked in Pogue's Missing Manual. How to a print a list of folder contents in 10.5.8? "Help" (in the Finder) doesn't address the topic.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    One way is to select all (command-A) in the folder, copy, then paste into a plain text formatted TextEdit document. From there you can copy and paste the list anywhere you want to print.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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  4. garycurtis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mulo, can you slow down a bit to help a Newbie. Never before used Terminal and don't comprehend the syntax. Do I actually type in the word /Path/ after the ls command?

    I can't believe the finder doesn't have a direct way to print out the "table of contents of a folder" (as opposed to Directory, which would mean a Path). About 20 unsuccessful tries, always resulting in the message "directory not found".
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    1. Open a new TextEdit document and select Format > Make Plain Text
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    2. Highlight the items in Finder that you want to list and copy them with right-click > Copy or use Command-C
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    3. Click on your TextEdit document and either right-click and Paste, or use Command-V.
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