Quickly Create a List of Files – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 110Quickly Create a List of Files

Need to quickly create a text list of files and folders contained within a directory? Open the directory in Finder and select all (Command+A); then copy to the clipboard (Command+C). Then open TextEdit, switch to plain-text mode (FormatMake Plain Text, or Shift+Command+T), and hit Command+V to paste. Don’t worry—you won’t paste the actual files into the document. Instead, you’ll see a text list of the files and folders. This will work in any text-mode editor as well as in some word processors, such as Microsoft Word.