how do I type the path?

Dec 9, 2010 at 12:41pm

how do I type the path?

Hi!

I have a movie in jitter i get from the media library. but how do I type the path if I want to get it from elsewhere. I have tried with:

[read Macintosh HD:/Users/myname/desktop/my folder/myfile.mov]

but it doesnt seems to be correct.

what shall the correct path be?

thanks

#53832
Dec 9, 2010 at 1:39pm

open your terminal and drag the file there, it will give you the path inside your HD. Then just put ‘read [path]‘

-emmanuel

#193769
Dec 9, 2010 at 2:31pm

[read "Macintosh HD:/Users/myname/desktop/my folder/myfile.mov"]

Note the “”s

#193770
Dec 9, 2010 at 2:32pm

The problem of what you specify is that there is a space in the /my folder/ portion. Probably the maxwindow shows the complaint that read has multiple arguments. If you put quotes around the entire path, it might work. If you want to check the format, you can always use the opendialog object.
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johan

#193771
Dec 10, 2010 at 9:32am

hehehe, sorry, i forgot the “”
still, the most secure way to know the path is throwing the object on the terminal, it is a rather useful trick!

#193772

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