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polybuffer~ absolute path

March 20, 2013 | 4:10 pm

Hi list,

is there a way to query the absolute filepath of a (or multiple)buffer in polybuffer~?
With the dump message it’s supposed to give the path for each file, but I only get the filename where the path is supposed to be?
Is this intended?

The reason why this is useful (at least to me) is it would make it possible to store the absolute file path in a coll. In M4L you could then switch presets or livesets and have the coll send the remembered absolute file path list to polybuffer~.

Ofcourse it would be possible to hack something together with readfolder, but it would be cumbersome and inefficient and would cripple the polybuffer~ capabilities.

Thanks in advance

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March 20, 2013 | 6:13 pm

ok, the absolutepath object is a partial solution.
Only works if your files are in your searchpath in the file preferences.

For me this will work I guess. But I am still curious if there is a more elegant universal solution…


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