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I know that cmd-option-left arrow will do this for any one folder, but is there any way to do this for all folders in a given list view?

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Press Cmd-A to select all, then press Cmd-Opt-Left to collapse all.

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Tested on Lion, so it might not work for you. – Daniel Beck Jul 28 '11 at 17:52
Confirmed on 10.6 (actually, isn't left enough?) – slhck Jul 28 '11 at 20:00
@slhck Subdirectories will only be collapsed with Cmd-Opt-Left. – Daniel Beck Jul 29 '11 at 8:49

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