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printing file lists from windows

By RastaTech ·
Ages back you could print contents of a directory with a DOS command. I know I've seen or heard about a way to do this using windows, or maybe it was only with W2k. Can anyone refresh my stale memory about how to print lists of folder contents without having to switch to UNIX or go buy CorelWPO?

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by tbradley In reply to printing file lists from ...

You still can, at your dos prompt. Get to the directory you want, and at the c:\prompt

c:\dir >prn ( prints out a line by line list of directory files )

c:\dir /w >prn ( prints out files in wide mode )

c:\dir /s >prn ( prints out files in sub folders too )

c:\dir /? gives you a list of all switches for sorting, display, and other options

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by tbradley In reply to printing file lists from ...

forgot to mention,

if you don't have a printer hooked to your parallel port, you can use dir >filename.txt
which creates text file of the file listing, which you can then print to a networked printer.

at the dos prompt, you can use cd directname to drop down a level cd .. to go up a level
or cd c to get to the root of c drive.

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by anthony.farley In reply to printing file lists from ...

from a comand prompt simply do a dir > out.txt ...this will redirect the output to the out.txt file ...you can alos send this output to a printer say configureed to lpt1 ... chech the list of switches for the dir command to get the desired output

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by curtis In reply to printing file lists from ...

I use the one Karen Kenworthy wrote. You can find it here.

Directory Printer - http://www.winmag.com/columns/powertools/ptdirprn.htm

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to printing file lists from ...

Microsoft doesn't seem to care that this flaw in their operating systems exists. Years ago, when Windows 3.1 was common, there was a file management utility called PC Tools. PC Tools allowed you to print out lists of files which could be sorted inany of the standard ways. It was bought out by Symantec and some changes were made to it, and sold as Norton Navigator. It needed some updates, but can be used for long filenames in Windows 9x. I don't think Symantec sells Norton Navigator anymore however.
A small utility I use now to print out lists
of files is called DirList by Doug Sharp.
It's Freeware and can be downloaded from ZDnet. (http://www.zdnet.co.uk/software/free/filetools/sw19.html)
I'v tried others, but I like this one thebest. I use DirList to list the contents of CDs.
Those are my two suggestions for you.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to printing file lists from ...

Microsoft doesn't seem to care that this flaw in their operating systems exists. Years ago, when Windows 3.1 was common, there was a file management utility called PC Tools. PC Tools allowed you to print out lists of files which could be sorted inany of the standard ways. It was bought out by Symantec and some changes were made to it, and sold as Norton Navigator. It needed some updates, but can be used for long filenames in Windows 9x. I don't think Symantec sells Norton Navigator anymore however.
A small utility I use now to print out lists
of files is called DirList by Doug Sharp.
It's Freeware and can be downloaded from ZDnet. (http://www.zdnet.co.uk/software/free/filetools/sw19.html)
I'v tried others, but I like this one thebest. I use DirList to list the contents of CDs.
Those are my two suggestions for you.

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