Application path problem in OS X standalone

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto jeanne at
Wed May 14 23:27:02 EDT 2003

At 7:52PM -0700 5/14/03, Howard Bornstein wrote:
>To set the defaultFolder, I first determine where the App lives. No
>problem in OS 9 and Windows. However, in OS X, when I determine where the
>App resides, I get some extra stuff appended to the path.
>OS 9: harddrive/path-info/app-directory
>OS X: harddrive/path-info/

The problem is that a bundle is actually a folder (the Finder just presents
it as a file), so this is (as far as the filesystem is concerned) in fact
the folder where your application resides.

There's some info on this under "filename of stack" in the Transcript

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto ~ jeanne at
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