setting the default folder to the folder where the stack is..

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Thu Dec 13 11:31:00 EST 2001

At 7:44 AM -0800 12/13/01, Niklas wrote:
>How do you set the default folder to the same folder
>where the stack is?
>I suppose its just to use "the filename of this stack"
>and remove the filename..?
>I am using the starterkit. so if its possible to do it
>with two statements, that would be grand!

I often put this function into my stack script to provide a simple 
way to get the path to the current folder:

function getPath stackPath
   set the itemDelimiter to "/"
   delete first item of stackPath
   delete last item of stackPath
   return "/" & stackPath
end getPaths

Then call the function like this:

put getPath(the long name of this stack) into pathName


set the defaultFolder to getPath(the long name of this stack)

Devin Asay
Humanities Research Center
Brigham Young University

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