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Viewing files in many folders

rfried
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Viewing files in many folders

Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:12 am
I am running Gwinview Version 16.04.3 on Kubuntu 16.04. I have many photos in nested directories. I would like to be able to see thumbnails and click through all directories - independent of the directory they are in. How do I configure Gwinview to do that?

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Ray
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Re: Viewing files in many folders

Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:32 am
I agree this would be useful, unfortunately Gwenview does not have this feature currently. We have https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=209655 to track this, but so far not much has happened.

If you just want to use this for viewing and not for image or file management operations really, you could try this as a workaround:
- Create a new folder.
- Select all images in a folder and use the "Link To…" option to link those images to the new folder.
- Repeat the previous step for every folder and subfolder you want to include (caveat: every image needs to have a different file name).
- Finally, open the new folder which now should contain all your images at once.
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Re: Viewing files in many folders

Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:45 pm
At the terminal:
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mkdir path/to/temp/viewing/folder
ln -s path/to/base/folder/*/* path/to/temp/viewing/folder # adds links to everything in the first path to the second path
gwenview path/to/temp/viewing/folder
# clean up when you're done
rm -r path/to/temp/viewing/folder


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