AW: AW: AW: AW: where do I find the temp folder on a Mac?
Tiemo Hollmann TB
toolbook at kestner.de
Tue Nov 18 12:56:07 CST 2008
Thank you Jacqueline, good to hear :)
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-
> bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von J. Landman Gay
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. November 2008 19:43
> An: How to use Revolution
> Betreff: Re: AW: AW: AW: where do I find the temp folder on a Mac?
> Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> > Hi Marc,
> > you are scaring me - often unreliable results! I am using some different
> > specialfolderpath(). Isn't this really a good practice or just a single
> > experience?
> I use specialFolderpath() without any problems. There was one Rev
> release where specialFolderPath("temporary") returned incorrect results
> on Mac OS X, but that was quickly fixed and it is safe to use now. Other
> folders returned by specialFolderPath() have always been reliable as far
> as I know, and I use the function all the time.
> Mac OS X hides certain folders because changing them can harm the
> operating system. You can see and open these folders manually if you
> want. Changing files in the tmp folder won't hurt anything, just don't
> change anything else you find in there.
> To access one of the system's hidden folders on OS X, go to the Finder.
> In the "Go" menu, choose "Go to folder..". Type in the full path to the
> hidden folder you want to see. It will become visible and you can open
> the files inside it. The folder icon will be half-transparent,
> indicating that it is really a hidden folder. If you close the finder
> window, the folder will hide itself again; you don't need to do anything
> special to re-hide it. Permissions are not changed.
> Note that the temporary folder on a Mac will vary depending on the
> curent user. Sometimes it will be 501, sometimes 502, and so forth,
> depending on the current user account. Using specialFolderPath() is the
> best way to know which hidden folder is the correct one for the current
> user files. The tempname function also returns a correct location for
> the current user.
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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