Caja expand multiple folders in list view

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danneauxs
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Caja expand multiple folders in list view

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I am at a loss on this one. Is there a way to select then expand multiple folders while in list view? My ebooks are in folders of their own and I want to copy just the ebook files not the folders. I can search for .epub but I have many formats and that is intelligent since I only want certain folders. I can open the folders in new tabs but switching between the tabs is more work than just clicking expand on each folder.

any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Caja expand multiple folders in list view

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I don't think Caja can do that, nor does it ring a bell for another file manager.

If you just want to copy all the .epub files found in subdirectories of some directory to that directory, I'd just open a terminal on that directory and then run this command to copy all the files:
find ./*/ -type f -iname '*.epub' -exec cp -vi "{}" ./ \;
This command simply finds all the files with extension .epub in subdirectories of the current directory and copies them to the current directory.
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Re: Caja expand multiple folders in list view

Post by danneauxs »

Thanks. The ebook was just an example of one instancem the one I was dealing with when I decided to post.. I really want to do it so I can open and see the contents of many folders at once. I have decades of stuff on drives and not all of it is well organized. It'd be nice to be able to look at the files in each directory without have to know what type of file they contain. I'm going to start hunting for a file manager that does that.

Danneauxs

EDIT:
Tried all the filemanagers in the repository. It ended up being faithful old Xfe file manager. I keep rediscovering this little powerhouse.




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