also worthwhile would be a "delete file" method. I recall this was discussed, perhaps in another context, some time ago (there was some fear of security or Max being the product of choice for malicious code writers or something), but it would be great! right now I'm using jit.qt.movie's "kill" command, but of course that means one has to use jitter for this and is limited to files that jit.qt.movie can read!
> there was some fear of security or Max being the product of
> choice for malicious code writers or something
Really? On OS X I can write highly malicious code in a few lines of AppleScript if I want to, though even then it'll be limited to the current user's permissions without requesting a password.
On Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and the command shell already constitute malicious code in my book. If I wanted an easy way to write malware, there's VB (or whatever it's called this year) and RealBasic just for starters.
Sigh. I just want to check/create a preference folder structure at startup, without Java, and without 3rd-party objects.
Aside from not having great Java chops, and not being inclined to learn/read too much more to perform what are essentially very simple tasks, I'm also wary of Java version/library incompatibilities, and would prefer not to open up the possibility of that in a commercial app. I'll use it if I MUST, but frankly once we're talking about that sort of language I'd rather learn C/C++/ObjC than Java.