Where to write a shared file to?

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Fri Mar 1 14:43:50 CST 2013


There is also specialFolderPath("asup") which gives you the system's 
(rather than the current user's) Application Support folder. That might 
be more what you would want if the data will be shared by several users 
on the one computer. But I don't know if there are variations among 
different LC versions.

Phil Davis


On 3/1/13 12:29 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Tom,
> I don;t remember the details but I believe using the special folder path
> "support" gave different results on OSX in a couple of LC versions.  Sorry
> I don;t remember the details but I think it's in the release notes
> somewhere.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at mac.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Graham, but we decided to go ahead with the support folder for now
>> and see haw it works out.
>>
>> thanks again
>>
>> tom
>>
>> -- Tom McGrath III
>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>> mcgrath3 at mac.com
>>
>> On Mar 1, 2013, at 11:44 AM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm using Parallels as well, but I do have Windows 7 as well as XP if
>> you want me to look into it.
>>> Graham
>>>
>>> On 28 Feb 2013, at 19:21, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks Graham, I am testing this but I don't have a Windows box (yet)
>> so I can only test on Parallels in Windows XP but the results do look
>> promising. Problem is I need to know for sure.
>>>> Thanks again
>>>>
>>>> Tom
>>>>
>>>> -- Tom McGrath III
>>>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>>>> mcgrath3 at mac.com
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 28, 2013, at 1:13 PM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I think it's OK if you haven't got a sandbox situation to deal with,
>> but I'm not 100% sure - but a quick experiment would prove it. I can do
>> this, but not right now, so maybe it's better to experiment yourself.
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>
>>>>> Graham
>>>>>
>>>>> On 28 Feb 2013, at 18:57, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Graham,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for the reply.I was looking at the preferences or documents
>> folder due to permission issues but I am just not sure if I use my apps
>> Support folder if another application can write to it? Or is the support
>> folder able to be accessed from both apps? Do you know?
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tom
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- Tom McGrath III
>>>>>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>>>>>> mcgrath3 at mac.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Feb 28, 2013, at 12:45 PM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tom, unless I've misunderstood what you need, why not use the
>> specialFolderPath("support") path? These are paths that can be written to
>> by an application on both platforms. It's easy to see what the path
>> actually is, so you can tell the low level application. I'm using this
>> approach for somewhere to put a data stack (a stack that can be saved at
>> runtime) on a two-platform app and it works for me.
>>>>>>> HTH
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Graham
>>>>>>> On 28 Feb 2013, at 18:32, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I am working on a cross-platform (Mac/Windows) app and I had to
>> hire out for a low level application to be written that will trap 'all' key
>> events on both platforms. Pretty straight forward. It timestamps and writes
>> the key or keys that were hit out to a file that I in turn look for changes
>> to from within LC. The key trapper will have it's own installer and I need
>> to tell it where to write to before it is built.
>>>>>>>> My question is where is the best place to write this file to on a
>> Mac? on a PC?
>>>>>>>> I am not going through the Mac App store but I don't want to run
>> into problems with permissions etc. once deployed.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I am searching online now but there is a lot of gobble goop that is
>> not pertinent.
>>>>>>>> Any help or ideas are appreciated.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Tom
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -- Tom McGrath III
>>>>>>>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>>>>>>>> mcgrath3 at mac.com
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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