pat to txt automator


    Apr 04 2006 | 4:28 pm
    pat to txt automator
    Max is able to generate a text file out of a patch (and this is no new gospel indeed). What I was trying to do is construct something on which I could throw a bunch op pat files which then would be converted to txt files (I want to perform automated searching). What I did manage to do is a scripted instantiation of such a patch. Then I get stuck. It is possible to 'script send' the message write, but is brings up a dialog and doesn't accept any extra arguments. I noticed that it is allowed to send undocumented messages (such as copy and paste), so I am hopeful that someone has the key to solving this.
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    johan

    • Apr 04 2006 | 8:48 pm
      jvkr wrote:
      > pat to txt automator
      I compiled a command line utility "maxb2maxt" (from sources taken from
      the cyclone project) to convert max binary files to text files. The
      binary is for OS X, but if you're adventurous you could compile it for
      windows.
      If you want to run this from within max, you could use Bill Orcutt's
      shell object or your own java class to execute it.
      -charlie
    • Apr 04 2006 | 10:49 pm
      Quote: chazen@gmail.com wrote on Tue, 04 April 2006 22:48
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      >The binary is for OS X, but if you're adventurous you could
      >compile it for windows.
      >
      > http://theendmusic.org/programming/maxb2maxt
      >
      Thanks. I do work on a mac. Where would I stick the binary in order to use it with the shell object.
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      johan
    • Apr 04 2006 | 11:13 pm
      anywhere, as long as you /type/the/full/path/to/the/binary
      usually, user installed items should go to /usr/local/bin , or in
      your home folder ~/bin (which you have to make)
      if you want to just type the name (like typing ls rather than /
      bin.ls), make sure its in your shells search path. google will give
      you details on adding directories to your bash/tcsh search path.
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    • Apr 05 2006 | 10:56 am
      > usually, user installed items should go to /usr/local/bin , or in
      > your home folder ~/bin (which you have to make)
      >
      Got it working, after some constructive swearing, thanks.
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