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Curses::UI::Dialog::Dirbrowser(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Curses::UI::Dialog::Dirbrowser(3)

Curses::UI::Dialog::Dirbrowser - Create and manipulate filebrowser dialogs


    use Curses::UI;
    my $cui = new Curses::UI;
    my $win = $cui->add('window_id', 'Window');

    # The hard way.
    # -------------
    my $dialog = $win->add(
        'mydialog', 'Dialog::Dirbrowser'
    my $file = $dialog->get();

    # The easy way (see Curses::UI documentation).
    # --------------------------------------------
    $file = $cui->filebrowser();
    $file = $cui->loadfilebrowser();
    $file = $cui->savefilebrowser();

Curses::UI::Dialog::Dirbrowser is a dirbrowser dialog. This type of dialog can be used to select a directory, anywhere on the filesystem.

See exampes/demo-Curses::UI::Dialog::Dirbrowser in the distribution for a short demo.

  • -title < TEXT >

    Set the title of the dialog window to TEXT.

  • -path < PATH >

    Set the path to start with to PATH. If this path does not exist, the filebrowser will start in the rootdirectory.

  • -show_hidden < BOOLEAN >

    If BOOLEAN has a true value, hidden files (the filename starts with a dot) will also be shown. By default this option is set to false.

  • new ( OPTIONS )
  • layout ( )
  • draw ( BOOLEAN )
  • focus ( )

    These are standard methods. See Curses::UI::Container for an explanation of these.

  • get ( )

    This method will return the complete path to the file that was selected using the filebrowser. If no file was selected, this method will return an undefined value.

  • escape

    This will invoke the cancel button, so the filebrowser widget returns without selecting any file.

  • ~

    If the directory- or filelistbox of the dialog window has the focus and the tilde (~) button is pressed, the filebrowser will chdir to the homedirectory of the current user.

Curses::UI, Curses::UI::Container, Curses::UI::Buttonbox

Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Maurice Makaay. All rights reserved.

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen (

This package is free software and is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as perl itself.

2011-09-01 perl v5.32.1

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