Mac directory print
you want to print a directory on the Mac? If you want to have the file name, and other directory information on paper with Mac OS X or need for further processing as a text, there are several possible ways to reach the target.
so you get the directory contents on the fly
works with the help of the most uncomplicated way of OS X contained text editor.
to start the program of TextEdit, which should show a blank new document. Already one is loaded, you simply create a new document using [Cmd – N] .
by default TextEdit is the mode where you can set text formatting and font sizes. For our purposes it definitely must be “Pure text mode”. You can reach either using the keyboard shortcut [Umschalten – Cmd – T] or the menu.
If you have the correct mode, you see the lack of formatting options at the top of the text window. This so simply must look like this right in the picture.
Then you go with the Finder to the directory whose contents you need and mark all desired files, i.e. via [Cmd – A] for all of the files in the folder.
so the full file name, including copy path
drag the selected files from the Finder window into the TextEdit window with the mouse. Thus, you get a file list, as shown here in the picture.
you want to have only pure file name, such as “IMG_5245.JPG”, could achieve that through search & replace the same opening credits, so “/ users/ms/images /” against an empty string. It goes and even easier.
to use only to reach the file name alone
the use not drag & drop like before.
instead press the Finder window [Cmd – C] , to copy the selected file names to the Clipboard.
then go to the TextEdit window, and paste the names there via [Cmd – V] .
now have the pure file names that you need to only print in the text file.
To print a directory using the shell from
this method is then offered, when you have become familiar with the shell and need as much additional information about the files, such as size, date modified, or file attributes.
start the program terminal . With the help of the command replace cd in the directory whose file name you want to print. [
then enter following command line:
ls la > ~/Desktop/dateiliste-xyz.txt
command ls Mac OS X displays the contents of the current folder. The parameter la make sure the files as a detailed list with all details are printed. ( documentation about the ls command .)
with > redirect the output of the directory. In our example, the data in the file on the desktop of your Mac land file list xyz.txt . From here, you can open the file with an editor and easily edit or print. [
Tip: Alternatively you can also on the change in the directory and specify the list command with the correct directory, for example:
ls la/just/a/example/> ~/Desktop/dateiliste-beispiel.txt
thanks easier printing utility
If you often have the task to print directory contents and the previous methods are too uncomfortable to you , you can solve the also through a program such as Print window .
The advantage here is that you easily can choose from many options, such as page layout, font or the amount of file information.
the possibility of practically, not just the current directory level, but also the contents of subdirectories to spend