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Using sprintf or alternative to continuously change file name

April 25, 2011 | 3:19 pm

The following patch isn’t anything much, but it’s the most basic form of what I’m trying to do. It basically works the way I want it too, and I think I know how to make it automated and go in a loop, to keep recording and save a .wav file every time it’s triggered.

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But I don’t want the file to be overwritten, and want to get multiple files. Something like soundbite1.wav, soundbite2.wav

I think sprintf can do what I want for that, but I don’t understand how to do it.

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This patch appears to show how it’s done, but I can’t get it working the way I want it to or understand it either.

If anyone can just explain how sprintf can be used to create a new .wav file every time it’s triggered, I would greatly appreciate it.


April 25, 2011 | 7:00 pm

Something like the following patch should get you back on track. The important part is the %03ld which specifies an integer with up to three padded zeros.

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April 26, 2011 | 1:20 am

Maybe this?

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