coll and write folder


    Sep 03 2006 | 10:33 pm
    Does anyone know how to decide in witch folder coll should save the
    file when received a write 'filename' message, so that you can save
    stuff in a folder without having to use the save as dialogue... ?
    cheers
    b.

    • Sep 05 2006 | 1:29 pm
      bluermutt wrote:
      > Does anyone know how to decide in witch folder coll should save the file
      > when received a write 'filename' message, so that you can save stuff in
      > a folder without having to use the save as dialogue... ?
      Just combine the filepath with the filename to one complete filename:
      [sprintf %s%s]-[tosymbol]-[prepend write]-[coll].
      The tosymbol will take care of whitespace in the path...
      Stefan
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    • Sep 05 2006 | 1:38 pm
      Note that sprintf has a "symout" argument which will eliminate the
      need for tosymbol.
      jb
      Am 05.09.2006 um 15:29 schrieb Stefan Tiedje:
      > Just combine the filepath with the filename to one complete
      > filename: [sprintf %s%s]-[tosymbol]-[prepend write]-[coll].
      > The tosymbol will take care of whitespace in the path...
    • Sep 06 2006 | 11:03 am
      Is there a complete summary available for manipulating strings and symbols in max? For me it's still not completely clear when quotes are automatically added to or removed from strings, when something is a symbol and when it is a list, what tosymbol and fromsymbol do exactly, when the word 'symbol' is automatically prepended and how the %s in sprintf behaves with different types of input.
      If there is no such guide maybe I'll try to put something together myself some time.
      Greets,
      Mattijs