Copy file list to clipboard?

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#1 : 08/11-22 15:02
Ryan McGinty
Ryan McGinty
Posts: 2
Does anyone else think it would be nice to be able to right-click on the file list and copy the files into the clipboard? This would make a list of ONLY the source filename, and only the filename itself (not the path):

File1.txt
File2.txt
File3.txt

The primary reason I would like this is because I am constantly saving the list out to a file, then bringing it into my regex tool so I can test regex on the entire list to see what works as expected and what doesn't. While saving the list to a file works, it currently includes the path which I have to manually remove to get the desired outcome. I understand the path needs to be on the saved file list because that is used to load a file list, thus you need a complete path, but my use case needs only the filename and extension.

Anyone else thing this would be useful - or does anyone know of a way to do this using the latest version? I couldn't find a way to do it...

Thanks in advance!

Ryan


08/11-22 15:02
#2 : 08/11-22 15:56
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 1026
It's there - but not totally obvious!

Open a List method and select "Populate list" then you can "Save list" to a text file.

By selecting from the "Apply to:" drop-down menu you can save filenames with or without extensions.


08/11-22 15:56
#3 : 08/11-22 19:37
Ryan McGinty
Ryan McGinty
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:
Wow, I had never even tried the "List" method because I wasn't quite sure what it did. It definitely works for what I was talking about, and you can even copy directly from the method panel without having to save it to a text file.

Thanks for the heads up! While I would still enjoy a right-click "Copy original filenames to clipboard," or something to that effect, this will make my life a whole lot easier in the meantime.

Thanks again!

Ryan


08/11-22 19:37