Copy Path + Name as Text (Alt+Insert) enhancements

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wqweto
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Copy Path + Name as Text (Alt+Insert) enhancements

Post by wqweto » 01 Feb 2017, 10:51

The family of `Copy ... as Text` actions under `Edit` menu does not work as expected when multiple files are selected. If a selection is present in current pane (red rows) it would be very handy if all names/path+names are copied on separate lines in the clipboard.

The same enhancement would be very welcome in `Find` dialog where on multi-selection all these actions get disabled.

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These are very convenient options and it would be very nice enhancement to extend their capabilities to making quick filelists -- just select rows and copy (Alt+Insert)/paste.

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SvA
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Re: Copy Path + Name as Text (Alt+Insert) enhancements

Post by SvA » 01 Feb 2017, 18:08

wqweto wrote:The family of `Copy ... as Text` actions under `Edit` menu does not work as expected when multiple files are selected. If a selection is present in current pane (red rows) it would be very handy if all names/path+names are copied on separate lines in the clipboard.
Why would you expect the format to be one <whatever> per line? Why not separated by the locale's list separator, or quoted and separated by space, or separated by comma, or in OEM rather than in ANSI codepage or ... ?

wqweto
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Re: Copy Path + Name as Text (Alt+Insert) enhancements

Post by wqweto » 14 Feb 2017, 15:38

SvA wrote:Why would you expect the format to be one <whatever> per line? Why not separated by the locale's list separator, or quoted and separated by space, or separated by comma, or in OEM rather than in ANSI codepage or ... ?
CSV files do have *line* separated records. The idea is this to be a "CSV file" with one column only -- the full filename. I wouldn't mind quoting the filename "column" if current impl quotes on single selection.

Besides, CR/LF is not valid in filenames -- comma is.

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gregzeng
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Re: Copy Path + Name as Text (Alt+Insert) enhancements

Post by gregzeng » 05 Feb 2018, 07:58

Interesting thread. I only have the one hand now: car accident created MOUSE-ONLY usage. Keyboard is clumsy, compared to mouse-clicks.

Instead of the "(Alt+Insert) enhancements", I use:

(1) "CopyPathSetup.exe", 607 KB (622,271 bytes).
The url is: http://download.cnet.com/CopyPath/3001- ... 37174.html

It works for all file managers, I think, as a right-click choice. There are others as well, with more choices, but I don't use them

(2) PathCopyCopy 15.0.exe 1.29 MB (1,353,847 bytes)
(3) Pathc400,
(4) CopyFileName 2.2.0.22 1.98 MB (2,084,472 bytes)
(5) FullPathCopy 1.0.exe 911 KB (933,520 bytes)
Retired (1985) Chief Information Officer, Australian Capital Territory.

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