[BCAB] Converting directory lists into MS Word orother filetypes

Rachel Feinberg walkside3 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 17:36:01 BST 2011


I believe /exit will do the trick.
Rachel 

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On Behalf Of Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Converting directory lists into MS Word orother
filetypes

Hi Kevin,

just one final question on the CD prompt and all that:

It's been close on 20 years since I last had anything to do with
DOS-type commands.  So, having generated my filelist.txt listing, what's
the command to get rid of the DOS prompt and come back into the 21st
century?

Best,
Clive

 


Clive Lever
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Kent County Council
 
Office: 01622 221163
Email: clive.lever at kent.gov.uk 
 
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[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Kevin Russell
Sent: 24 October 2011 14:56
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Converting directory lists into MS Word orother
filetypes

Hi Clive

Nick is referring to some DOS commands that you can still use with
Windows XP.

If you go to the Start menu, then in the Start menu, go to the Programs
submenu; then in the Programs submenu, keep pressing the letter A until
you hear Accessories.  In accessories, press the letter C until you hear
Command Prompt.  Press Enter and this will take you into an old style
DOS command prompt.

So, if you want to produce a list of files in, say, your Music Library
directory, type the following:

cd \music Library

CD stands for Change Directory.

You can then use the command:

dir /b /s >filelist.txt

the /b command gives you the bare minimum of information leaving out
headers and the /s command includes subdirectories.

HTH.

Cheers

Kevin

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From:   <Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk>
To:     <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Date:   24/10/2011 14:12
Subject:        Re: [BCAB] Converting directory lists into MS Word or 
other   filetypes
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Hello Nick,

thanks for this.  I have to confess ignorance, and say that I've never
come across the "phrase command Prompt Window. Also, I've never come
across the CD command. Have you any further tips on these?

Thanks,
Clive 


Clive Lever
Diversity and Equality Officer
Kent County Council
 
Office: 01622 221163
Email: clive.lever at kent.gov.uk 
 
Kent County Council
Room 1.15
Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent.
ME14 1XQ
 
 

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From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
Nick.Adamson at generaldynamics.uk.com
Sent: 24 October 2011 13:16
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Converting directory lists into MS Word or other
filetypes

Hi Clive. 

The easiest way I know is:
1. bring up a command prompt window.
2. use the CD command to move to the directory you want to print.
3. type: dir /b /s >filelist.txt.
    This means list directory, in list format, include sub directories
and print the output to the filelist.txt file.
4. open filelist.txt in word.

If you wanted you can also limit the types of file recorded. For
example, Dir /b /s *.mp3 >filelist.txt Will list all mp3 files in the
directory.
This is how I quickly make playlists. I've got a script which does this:
Dir /b /s *.mp3 *.wav *.ogg >playlist.m3u


HTH.
Nick.



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Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, 24 October 2011 10:53
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Subject: [BCAB] Converting directory lists into MS Word or other file
types

Hello all,
 
please can someone tell me if there is a way to take the list of files,
folders, and files within subfolders that sits underneath a directory
and export it to a MS Word file or similar?
 
To clarify, I have a list of stored recordings radio plays in a
directory on my PC. I'd like to send that list to a third party, or
Braille it out.
 
Thanks,
Clive
 
 
 
Clive Lever
Diversity and Equality Officer
Kent County Council
 
Office: 01622 221163
Email: clive.lever at kent.gov.uk 
 
Kent County Council
Room 1.15
Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent.
ME14 1XQ
 
 
 
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