Directory Walker Conundrum
katir at hindu.org
Sun May 28 17:07:26 CDT 2006
I'm using an old Ken Ray stand by for directory walks. I discovered
a "bug" here where, if the folder name begins with a space, it is
skipped. I cannot for the life of me figure out why...
on directoryWalk whatFolder
set the itemDel to "/"
set the directory to whatFolder
put the files into tFiles
put the files into temp
add the number of lines of temp to tCount
repeat for each line x in temp
put whatFolder & "/" & x & cr after gHierList
put the folders into tDirList
delete line 1 of tDirList
repeat for each line x in tDirList
if x = ".." then next repeat
directoryWalk (whatFolder & "/" & x)
Folders like " Proofed and Ready for Output"
will be skipped, files in those folders are not returned to
gHierList If I just remove the space in the folder name, then it is
included in the dig.
Since the habit of putting spaces in front of folder names to force
them to top seems to be a nearly "incurable" syndrome, (much to our
netSysAdmin's consternation...who says he can live with "*" at the
beginning of files but not spaces...) I need to figure out how to
include them in the dig.
Any ideas? I suppose I can turn on Variable watcher and do a lot of
testing to see exactly where the folder name is getting dropped, but
maybe someone has already faced-solved this one.
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