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davids45


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2008, 19:39    Post_subject:  How to export a directory tree for a file catalog?
Sub_title: save a files listing to a speadsheet data-base
 

G'day,

Is there a file manager type program that will save or export the list of files and properties in a directory or on a CD (data and audio) so that the list can be added to a data base on a spreadsheet?

"freecommander" from the Windows freeware world has this option and sort-of runs under Wine.

I've looked at ROX and similar but can't find this function.

David S.
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2008, 20:41    Post_subject:  

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muggins

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2008, 20:45    Post_subject:  

davids45,

not having a clue about freecommander, I'm probably completely misunderstanding what you're after here but, in for a penny in for a pound, (whatever that means!).

What about find? It can be dressed up with all sorts of switches etc to parse files:

http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Find.html

Or maybe Recoll? Recoll creates a snapshot of what files you have on your system.

http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/
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davids45


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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 22:41    Post_subject:  

G'day,
Thanks for the replies, and my apologies for lack of clarity in what I was chasing.

Having looked around a bit more, I think the jargon I should have used was "CD catalogue maker".

One by one, I pop into a DVD/CDROM drive, my old CDs with their various programs and data files, and collate their directory trees into a searchable data-base. I'd been doing it manually under XP with freecommander (which has the save directory tree function) and Excel, and got as far as my CD #55. My usb-connected CD Library holds 150 of the things.

But I wondered if I could continue this 'life's work', using native Linux programs.

David S.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 22:58    Post_subject:  

G'day again,

Having sorted out my jargon, I've just found and downloaded muggins's 2007 pet of CdCat which looks likely to be 'the goods'.

Thanks muggins. I'll never say anything bad about Wollongong again. Or Dapto.

David S.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar 2008, 18:27    Post_subject:  

Just downloaded and tried cdcat.
Nice and easy.

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