Share whole folder
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nicolasfella added a comment.EditedMar 30 2018, 3:50 PM

The fileitemactionplugin enables users to send files by right-clicking them in Dolphin.
This currently does not work on folders.
One could take all files in a folder and send them individually or zip them and unzip on the remote device again.
Ideally the directory structure would be preserved.
To make it simple at first one could exclude subfolders.

Requires changes in: SharePlugin on Desktop and possibly Android, fileitemactionplugin
Requires some research about how Dolphin works regarding fileitemactionplugins

nicolasfella moved this task from Ideas to Junior Jobs on the KDE Connect board.May 10 2018, 4:41 PM
abhate added a subscriber: abhate.May 14 2018, 5:54 PM


I'd like to take this beginner task.

Great to hear that!

First make sure you have built both desktop and Android app from git. You find a tutorial on how to build desktop using KDevelop here

I'll get started and ping back once I've made some progress or if I have some questions. Is there a KDE Connect IRC/Slack/discord channel for when I have questions or is the mailing list the only mode of communication?

@abhate We have a Telegram group which we use for chatting about KDE Connect development:

abhate claimed this task.May 15 2018, 4:35 PM

How's it going, do you need any help?

@abhate , are you still working on this task? If not I would like to take it because I am working on something similar

nicolasfella removed abhate as the assignee of this task.Nov 28 2018, 6:18 PM

Since I wrote the original task description a few things changed. The file sharing in Dolphin is now handled via Purpose. ATM the Share menu isn't shown for folders. Adding that is trivial, but special care is needed that the other share options in Purpose handle sharing a folder gracefully.

eduisters removed eduisters as the assignee of this task.Jan 13 2019, 4:10 PM

Releasing this task for now

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Conversion of a directory to a tar file implemented on the pc, Extraction on the android device is remaining