Access to ~/Library on OSX

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Jun 29 17:12:57 EDT 2012


How about a Special Locations popup menu? 

Bob


On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:47 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> Don't know if that works or not but I need people to be able to open
> databases anywhere on their computer, not just in ~/Library.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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
>>>>> Read Naturally, Inc.
>>>>> www.readnaturally.com
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 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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