Helix Core P4 Command Reference (2020.1)

p4 dirs

List the immediate subdirectories of the specified depot directories.

Syntax

p4 [g-opts] dirs [-C -D -H] [-S stream] [-i] depot_directories*[revSpec]

Description

Use p4 dirs to find the immediate subdirectories of any depot directories provided as arguments.

The depot_directories argument must be provided in depot or local syntax and must end with the * wildcard.

p4 dirs only lists the immediate subdirectories of the directory arguments.

By default, only subdirectories that contain at least one undeleted file will be returned. To include those subdirectories that contain only deleted files, use the -D option.

If you include a revision specifier or revision range as part of a directory argument, the only subdirectories returned are those that contain at least one file revision that matches the given specifier.

Note

This command is meant to be used in scripts rather than from the command line.

Options

-C

Display only those directories that are mapped through the current client view.

-D

Include subdirectories that contain only deleted files. By default, these directories are not displayed.

-H

Include only those directories that contain files on the current client workspace’s p4 have list.

-S stream

List directories mapped for the specified stream.

-i

Ignore the case of the directory argument when listing directories in a case-sensitive server.

g-opts

See Global options.

Usage Notes

Can File Arguments Use Revision Specifier? Can File Arguments Use Revision Range? Minimal Access Level Required

Yes

Yes

list

Perforce does not track directories in its database. Therefore, the "..." wildcard is not supported.

Examples

p4 dirs //depot/projects/*

Returns a list of all the immediate subdirectories of //depot/projects, such as
//depot/projects/test and //depot/projects/prod

p4 dirs //depot/projects/*/*

Returns a list of all the subdirectories two levels below //depot/projects, such as

//depot/projects/test/t1 and //depot/projects/prod/p1

p4 dirs //depot/a/* //depot/b/*

Returns a list of all immediate subdirectories of //depot/a and //depot/b.

p4 dirs -i //depot/read*

Case-insensitive version retrieves //depot/README.TXT, //depot/ReadMe.html, and so on.

Related Commands

To list all the files that meet particular criteria

p4 files

To list all depots known to the Helix server

p4 depots