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Re: viewing random list of files in dired

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: viewing random list of files in dired
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:16:47 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Rupert Swarbrick  <address@hidden> wrote:
>Andreas Politz <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi,
>> is it possible to view a random list of files with dired ?
>> What I really want is to examine a couple 100 of images from
>> different directories as thumbnails with associated filename.
>> The names come from the command line. None of the programs I
>> have tried (gthumb,gqview,xzgv,feh) can do it.
>> Thanks,
>> -ap
>I don't know whether dired will do this directly, but for a similar
>problem in the past I used the following approach: create a temporary
>directory and make symbolic links to each of the files in the list (if
>you really mean random, you can pipe your command through eg shuf),
>naming them 00001 00002 etc.
>The result will be ordered however you choose (based on the ordering you
>fed to your "counter") and you can just wipe the temporary directory
>when done.
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What's this "counter" you mention as a help in a dired-order?



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