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September 24th, 2008, 10:50 PM
I have saved several hundred .pdf files downloaded from various sources. I want to print the names of the files. I don't find a "print directory" feature in Ubuntu.

I'ld prefer not to do a screenprint as I'll have multiple overlapping screens, an environmental waste.

I'm using Gnome for a desktop & file manager.

September 24th, 2008, 10:54 PM
There's probably a command to print from the cli, but I hardly ever print something, so I wouldn't know. But as a workaround, I can give you

ls >> filetoprint.txt

This will put the output of the ls command in the file 'filetoprint.txt'. I guess you can figure out the rest...

September 24th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Open up terminal and type these in one at a time, pressing enter after each one:

cd Desktop
ls > files.txt

Then double-click the files.txt and print it.