Access to ~/Library on OSX

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Jun 29 16:38:42 EDT 2012


Can't you use the form: 

answer file "Choose a file..." with "~/Library Application Support/"

You can use with filter to filter the files you can pick I think. 

Bob


On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:07 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:

> Ah, okay. That makes sense. And yes, I can see where that would be useful. In fact, I've had to open a sqlite database from there in the past. My solution was to add ~/Library to my Favorites in the Finder, making it easy to access that location from any open file dialog. But like you say, that may not be practical to require your users to do that.
> 
> So other than going the shell route, I'm not really sure how else you could do it. Maybe someone else can comment...
> 
> 
> On Jun 29, 2012, at 2:01 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Chris,
>> I guess that would do it - there is a terminal command to allow/deny access
>> to ~/Library.
>> 
>> To answer your question, the application in question is my SQLiteAdmin db
>> admin program for SQLite databases. I had a user who wanted to browse a
>> database that was in his ~/Library/ApplicationSupport folder.
>> 
>> Also see my later note to this.  I'm think my application should support
>> drag/drop opening of databases.
>> 
>> Pete
>> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Chris Sheffield <cmsheffield at me.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm not sure this is possible, unless you can run some sort of shell
>>> command before displaying the dialog.
>>> 
>>> Just out of curiosity, why are you wanting a user to open a file from that
>>> location anyway? Isn't it considered "off limits" by the OS. Thus the
>>> reason it's hidden. ;-)
>>> 
>>> Chris
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Chris Sheffield
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:27 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I know all the standard ways to get to ~/Library but just came across
>>>> another - how do I get ~/Library to show up in the Open File dialog box?
>>>> This will be on a customers computer so I can't ask them permanently
>>>> unhide the folder.
>>>> Pete
>>>> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
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