[PD] newbie :: listing a directory

Bryan Jurish moocow at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Thu Feb 26 19:00:08 CET 2004

morning Yannick,

on linux, you can do this (and more) with the [shell] object
from ggee:

[print file]

should print the contents of the current directory.

... as it turns out, I made a random-file-from-directory patch
a while back, and in the course of it wrote a directory-reader
object, available at:


my random-file patch also uses a bunch of other externals,
and has been known to cause clicks in the audio stream,
but if you're interested, I can send it to you...


On 26 February 2004 at 11:38:11, yannick.dauby at free.fr appears to have written:
 > hi list !
 > i am just starting pd/linux... (and very excited about it!)
 > i am currently writing during a workshop runned by the friendly karosta sound
 > explorer, derek holzer...
 > now, i have a question for you :
 > i need to grab randomly an audiofile name from a directory, which is supposed to
 > be updated frequently.
 > i was used to make such things in max/msp with the combination of folder and
 > menu objects. is there a way to do that inside pd ?
 > derek proposed me to make a script into the linux os, but i am wondering if
 > anybody developped an object that could be easier for me to use (i am totally
 > unfamiliar with linux tricks...).
 > friendly,
 > yannick dauby
 > http://www.kalerne.net/
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