findfolder replacement


    May 08 2006 | 3:39 pm
    I have been using David Zicarelli's excellent-but-unsupported "findfolder" external (OS X) to report on the path to the computer's main plugin folder (e.g. "Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/"), and/or the user's plugin folder (e.g. "Macintosh HD/Users/dan/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/")
    I'm now trying to implement the same thing using *only* supported objects, and also not using any 3rd party externals either.
    Is Javascript or Java the best/only way to do this? If so, has anyone done this already and can share?
    thanks, Dan -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X http://www.defectiverecords.com http://www.jackosx.com

    • May 08 2006 | 4:49 pm
      On 8-May-2006, at 17:39, Dan Nigrin wrote: > Is Javascript or Java the best/only way to do this? If so, has > anyone done this already and can share?
      I recently did something like this in C. Sample code for traversing & searching folder trees abounds in the net.
      You obviously don't want my object because it's "3rd party." If it's your own external, it ain't 3rd party, is it? If it is, I'm not sure why Java is any less so, but you're the one writing the "rules"-)
      I 'spect you can do what you want either in Java or JScript.
      -- P.
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    • May 08 2006 | 5:04 pm
      Thanks Peter. It's not that I'm opposed to using 3rd party things, but in some cases I like to have no dependencies on anyone but Cycling, especially when doing code migrations to new platforms (e.g. Windows, MacIntel, etc..).
      So yes, if I built my own external, that wouldn't count. But since I'm not an external writer, looks like I'm headed to Java/Javascript.
      Thx, Dan
      -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X http://www.defectiverecords.com http://www.jackosx.com
    • May 08 2006 | 5:45 pm
      Hi Dan, Check out Topher LaFata's page. He has an mxj object called filebrowse that should give you an idea as to how to do a foler search.
      best, wes
    • May 08 2006 | 8:08 pm
      Thanks for the tip Wes - just had a look and hopefully will be able to extract the relevant bits out of Topher's work.
      And Topher - nice patch!!
      Dan
      -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X http://www.defectiverecords.com http://www.jackosx.com