Convert Path strings to POSIX strings

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Mon Nov 18 15:25:24 EST 2013

Hi Brahmanathswami,

Can you give an example of a JS script you'd like to run? What are you 
using to run it? LateNight Software's file extension perhaps?

Perhaps you need to write a JS function to escape characters. What do 
you expect to see instead of the asterisk and percent sign? The same 
escaped by a backslash or something else?

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 11/18/2013 20:32, Brahmanathswami wrote:
> Those functions only deal with colons --> slashes and back
> But I was looking to auto escape "bad chars" for Javascript
> This apple script works:
> get POSIX path of "/Volumes/Varuna/Art Storage/*Archives/Other art/Lotus
> /Google Image Result for
> http___f33.yahoofs.com_mapann_1000_sr_22692099138f2f.jpg%3Flc_____DWcnzQJ1P.jpg"
> but my result is not what I expected: it is unchanged.
> the *Asterisk and the percent sign in  the path are unchanged.
> I thought POSIX conversion would do something with those, but it doesn't.
> I'm still missing something...

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