How do you get the name of an open saved file in memory using message box?

Robert Brenstein rjb at
Fri Jun 18 14:08:19 EDT 2010

On 14.06.10 at 07:38 -0700 charles61 apparently wrote:
>Hi Sarah,
>The user does not get the file by selecting ti. In this situation,
>1. The user creates a new file and populates the file
>2. Then saves the file "abc".
>3. User decides to make a change in the file.
>4. The user opens a new file without saving the changes to file abc.
>This is where I want to get a dialog asking the User to save file 
>"abc" or disregard the last changes made and start a new file.
>Charles Szasz
>cszasz at

Your script that handles step 2 gets the file name from the user. You 
just need to preserve it to use in 4.

To save a new file, you must be using the ask file dialog. It returns 
the path to the file in "it". Filename is the last item of the path.


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