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Old 09-20-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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Looking for Linux's alternative to 'folder2hyperlinks'...


I have several files (audio/video/text) in directory with multiple sub-directory trees within it. I'm looking for an application or trick which will create single html page with hyperlinks to respective sub-directories and all files within it. Like 'Table of Contents' page.

This way I can bookmark that page in web browser. So searching (Ctrl+F) for files and executing them will be easy.

Windows has this application - 'folder2hyperlinks'. Googled for linux alternative, but results i'm getting are for softlinks and hardlinks only.

Old 09-20-2015, 09:04 AM   #2
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Suppose the top-level directory you are interested in is '/home/jeremy/texmf'
then use file:///home/jeremy/texmf in your web-browser to get a ftp-like display.

It isn't that useful though - I would just use your file manager.
Old 09-20-2015, 09:18 AM   #3
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Any reason you don't want to use your file manager's search capabilities, or find?

Do you want all files, even in subdirectories on one page? If you desire the latter, this quick and dirty one liner will do it. Be warned, it doesn't create a valid webpage, but works in Iceweasel/Firefox, at least:

find -type f -fprintf file_index.html "<a href=\"p\">\n%p</a><br />"


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