[digiKam-users] [digiKam] Feature Request: Preselect Item, Open in File Filemanger

Tac Tacelosky tacman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 15:34:54 GMT 2018

@Audry: Thanks!  I wasn't familiar with Dolphin, but because it has a
command line interface, it does seem to be working better.  It appears that
when multiple files are selected, it calls the "Open With" script multiple
times, rather than passing all of them on the command line.  I can see use
cases for both situations.  Really I'm trying to use the script as a plugin
or queue manager. But going down this path is helping enormously, thanks
for the suggestion.

@Remco: Agreed.  All of this is because oAuth isn't working for me (digiKam
5.8.0, Ubuntu 17.10).  So there are all hacks to get around that.


On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Remco Viëtor <remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr>

> On jeudi 22 février 2018 18:49:22 CET Tac Tacelosky wrote:
> > [image: Inline image 2]
> >
> > If I've selected one or more images when previewing an Album, I would
> love
> > to be able to jump to the file manager with those images pre-selected.
> > Then I could copy, move, drag, etc.
> You can already do that in digikam for operations within the managed
> collections. This has the advantage that digikam can keep its database up
> to
> date with a minimum of operations.
> If you do such operations through a file manager, digikam has to watch
> changes
> in the filesystems it uses and adjust its database accordingly. For moving
> a
> file through an external file manager, that means a full 'delete', and a
> full
> 'add' for each move. More complicated, and more risk of database
> corruption.
> Also, if you use sidecars, when doing file operations through the file
> manager,
> *you* take responsability for handling the sidecars correctly. When moving
> files around within digikam, handling sidecars is (or at least should be)
> the
> responsability of digikam.
> Remco
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