Getting the name for a Mac Users 'home'

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Fri Apr 24 21:56:45 EDT 2009


also shell("whoami") gives you the name of the logged user.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 7:11 PM, Sarah Reichelt <sarah.reichelt at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Adrian Williams <adrian at clubtype.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Installing fonts into the Public domain is a breeze:
> > MacHD/Library/Fonts/MyNewFont.ttf
> >
> > But I need to install and uninstall fonts in the Users domain. For
> example:
> > MacHD/Users/someunknownname/Library/Fonts/MyNewFont.ttf
> >
> > How can I retrieve 'someunknownname' from any computer and place it in a
> > variable in the pathname?
>
> $USER gives you the name of the current user.
> However specialFolderPath() might provide the exact folder path you
> need. As well as the docs, check out Ken Ray's list of usable codes
> for this: <http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/revolution/tips/file010.htm>
>
> BTW, in OS X & Rev, you don't need to include the MacHD part in your
> file path. /Users/username/Library.... is the way such folders are
> specified.
>
> Cheers,
> Sarah
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