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Putting files in a folder created on the fly

Post by erw1 » Fri May 25, 2018 7:15 pm

I'm wondering if there exists a way to set up the file manager such that I can
1/ Select multiples files at once
2/ Put them in a folder that is created on the fly (I'd get a prompt, folder name)
x64/LM 18.3 alongside Win 10

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Re: Putting files in a folder created on the fly

Post by BenTrabetere » Sat May 26, 2018 2:34 am

If you are using the MATE desktop and the Caja file manager I have a couple scripts that do what you ask - one is to Copy files, the other is to Move files. I do not know if they will work with another DE or file manager.

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Re: Putting files in a folder created on the fly

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 am

No one's going to be able to say much if you don't include even your point release and DE version.

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Re: Putting files in a folder created on the fly

Post by erw1 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:15 pm

BenTrabetere wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:34 am
If you are using the MATE desktop and the Caja file manager I have a couple scripts that do what you ask - one is to Copy files, the other is to Move files. I do not know if they will work with another DE or file manager.
I'll give it a try, if u show me the scripts.
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Re: Putting files in a folder created on the fly

Post by BenTrabetere » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:26 am

I did not write the scripts I use - I picked them up from this forum post. To the best of my knowledge the Google Drive folder is still active.
viewtopic.php?t=219329

The scripts you want are named Copy-To and Move-To, and those were the only ones I downloaded and use. You might find some of the others to be handy. I would have downloaded the Make-Executable script if I had not already written one on my own.

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Re: Putting files in a folder created on the fly

Post by erw1 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:11 pm

Boils down to knowing how to use zenity.
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