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Re: [Ranger-users] Feature suggestion: flat directory view

From: Miodrag Milić
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] Feature suggestion: flat directory view
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2013 14:18:54 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

No comment about this ?

Besides what I said, it would make good complement to 'traverse' command also.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:22:19PM +0100, Miodrag Milić wrote:
> With powerful scout command around it would be great to have 'flat view ' of 
> the directory. 
>     flat [-N]
> N would represent depth level, for instance, flat -1 would remove all level 1 
> directories and put all their children in the list. Without N, infinite depth 
> is assumed which means no directories will be present, only files.
> This is very useful option, particularly with scout -mf. For instance, you 
> could 
> * very quickly delete all specific files in all subdirs or up to some level.
> * bulk rename files from multiple directories. It would have to present full 
> paths in the editor.
> * quickly remove subdirectories by flattening parent dir, marking all files 
> and moving them to "."
> and so on, there are number of useful scenarios.
> The status bar should show full path to the file that is highlighted since 
> many files with the same name could be present in the list.
> I am also not aware of any recursive search in ranger, only search in current 
> directory and unless I didn't find it, this would be one alternative to it.
> There would have to be unflat option too, which will work relative to the 
> highlighted file (should switch to the file's directory and select it).

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