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Getting path of a file (Not Dropfile)

Jun 24 2009 | 3:49 pm

In a umenu I have a bunch of mp3’s listed (along with their file path) so that when I select them they play. For every mp3 selected/played I want the filepath of that .mp3. The only maxobject I have seen that can determine the filepath of a file is dropfile, but I am not dropping files, and dropfile does not accept any input. Any ideas?

Jun 24 2009 | 4:13 pm

I think a simple example of what you are doing would help, as there’s a million ways of doing this.
However, off the top of my head, you may want to look at "regexp"

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Jun 24 2009 | 4:17 pm

That works nicely, thanks! I have never understood regexp and I hate it with a passion Sad

Jun 24 2009 | 4:27 pm

There’s a running regexp tutorial on this list. Also, the MMJ depot at cnmat has a regexp tutorial/example patch.
unzip and go to:

Regexp may be confusing, but it is your friend.

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