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

Andrey Goreev aegoreev at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 17:56:56 GMT 2018

right click in digikam - open with - others - type in "dolphin --select %U"
works. I just tested it.
There is an option to save it for the file type which will create a
.desktop file in /home/user/.local/share/application
You can then edit the file to rename the action, add more file types, add
an icon, etc.

Best regards,

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 4:54 PM, Tac Tacelosky <tacman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks.  I used "$@" in a bash script, but I think digiKam loops through
> and sends them one at a time.
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:49 AM, Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dolphin ---select %U should pass all selected files as arguments. I will
>> confirm later when I am back in the office
>> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Tac Tacelosky <tacman at gmail.com>
>> Date: 2018-02-23 8:34 AM (GMT-07:00)
>> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
>> power of open source <digikam-users at kde.org>
>> Subject: Re: [digiKam-users] [digiKam] Feature Request: Preselect Item,
>> Open in File Filemanger
>> @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.
>> Tac
>> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Remco Viëtor <remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr>
>> wrote:
>>> 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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