Display contents of a folder as links?


#1

Anyone got a quick and dirty way to have a list of the contained folders appear on the page as clickable links when you land in a folder on the server?

To explain…

Say I have a folder “dev” that contains the folders “dev1”, “dev2” and “dev3” when I navigate to the folder “dev” all I want to see is a simple list of those folders as links.

Don’t need to style it, html on a page will be fine. Found some php scripts, but none seem to work.

I only want to add the page via RW so I can use Pagesafe.


#2

S4S’s Paperless is good, I’m using it here multiple times to display the contents of multiple folders that are populated via Repository (I so want to type an S and not an R every time I write that word … Sorry Jannis)


#3

Yep, the download stack inside Repository is a bit simpler than Paperless.


#4

If you want to be able to browse your files and directories on the web server, there is a little .htaccess trick you can do:

So instead of going to a directory and being greeted with…

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access X on this server. 

You instead see a simple file / directory hierarchy to navigate through like this:

Read-only, of course.


#5

Both Paperless and Repository’s Download stack will do this. There are slight differences in look/feel of final presentation. That’s up to you which better suits your needs.

But in these cases they provide you with a list/table/grid of files wthin a folder, not sub-folders (as far as I know).


#6

Download only seems to be displaying the files, not folders?


#7

Had a play, and I don’t think either of those options do what I want.

I don’t want to initiate downloads. I want a list of the folders contained within a folder to appear and be clickable links to open themselves.

I’ve tried a few PHP scripts and HTaccess edits but neither seem to work as I want to have Pagesafe on the page.

I actually thought though this was going to be really, simple, but it’s looking not.


#8

Paperless appears to do what I want, if I click the Title As Link option.

@inStacks-Jannis Am I correct that Download only displays files not folders?


#9

Yes. Only files.


#10

Sorted.

This works: https://github.com/DirectoryLister/DirectoryLister/releases/tag/2.7.1

Now, to see if I can wrap it into a stack!


#11

Let me know if you need help 🙂


#12

That was only a joke. I don’t actually think it can be made into a stack as it requires the index.php file to work.

The stack thing isn’t a deal breaker. I did want to password the page with Pagesafe, but I’ll just use an HTaccess method instead.