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Re: WANTED: browsedir()

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  • Mikolaj Machowski
    ... For Linux you can use (at least temporarily - script, not patch way) kdialog : kdialog --style --getexistingdirectory [startDir] m. --
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 3, 2004
      Dnia niedziela, 3 października 2004 03:04, Steve Hall napisał:
      > On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 15:04, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
      > > Steve Hall wrote:
      > > > WANTED: browsedir() function that selects and returns a
      > > > path/directory (rather than the path/filename browse() returns).
      > > >
      > > > I'll pay $50 US via mail or PayPal for a patch against the current
      > > > Vim source that adds the capability to both GTK2 and Windows
      > > > platforms. (Perhaps just WinNT/2K/XP as I believe browse() already
      > > > does this on Win95/98/ME--to be verified.) Half payment offered
      > > > for patch addressing one of the two platforms. If interested,
      > > > please contact me off list.
      > >
      > > Didn't see a response on this. I wonder why you need to select a
      > > directory in Vim.
      >
      > To select a location for placing files. I wrote a script for
      > non-computer saavy users to process reams of data files and they need
      > to select locations for dumping files, not selecting one.
      >
      > > The low-level function gui_mch_browse() doesn't support it at the
      > > moment. This means it has to be implemented separately for each
      > > platform.
      >
      > I read through that code and started to jump into writing a patch.
      > Even found the correct Windows call, but I know only a rudimentary bit
      > of C, nothing of GTK/2 and figured someone else could do it better and
      > faster.

      For Linux you can use (at least temporarily - script, not patch way)
      kdialog :

      kdialog --style <something gtkish> --getexistingdirectory [startDir]

      m.

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