Newbie Questions

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Nov 5 00:20:17 EST 2007

Jim Ault wrote:

> --URL  file:  only works for  'text' files, not images
> or other binary code files.

I misread this for a moment before I understood what Jim meant. In case 
anyone else did the same thing, the above means that the URL "file" 
specification only works on text files. It doesn't mean you can't write 
binary files using the URL keyword. To write binary data to a file using 
the URL keyword, substitute "binfile" for "file".


  put myTextData into url ("file:"& myPath) -- text files only
  put myBinaryData into url ("binfile:" & myPath) -- binary files

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