how to set linebreak property in file object

    Mar 25 2006 | 11:34 am
    hi again,
    i would like to set the linebreak property of the file object to
    something different than "native", to hopefully end up with a NL
    character (ascii 10) at the end of a text line i create with writeline
    (), rather than a CR (ascii 13).
    maybe someone can point me to where i go wrong.
    function writefile(s)
    var f = new File(s,"write","TEXT");
    post(f.linebreak, "n");
    f.linebreak = "unix";
    post(f.linebreak, "n");
    if (f.isopen) {
    for(i=0;i f.writeline("abc");
    } else {
    post("could not create file: " + s + "n");

    • Mar 25 2006 | 5:24 pm
      Hi Volker,
      Thanks for finding this bug in File (which also pointed to similar
      problems with the byteorder attribute). These problems will be fixed
      in the next release of Max, so for the time being you will need to
      use the newline character in the written string, rather than the
      writeline() method. For example:
      myfile.writestring("foo barn");
      Hope this helps.
    • Mar 25 2006 | 7:05 pm
      yap, that solves it for now.