recursion limit when creating file list of harddrive

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at
Thu Oct 29 08:49:26 EDT 2015

"there is a folder" and "there is a file" can distinguish between the two.
Obviously if you want to distinguish visually for the user, or to do it
without testing, then including the trailing "/" would work.

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 1:51 PM, Michael Doub <mikedoub at> wrote:

> When I saw that the output contained both directories and files, adding
> the "/" allows you to
> easily know that you are looking at a folder rather than a file.
> put directoryListing(whatfolder) into foo
> repeat for each line x of foo
> if char -1 of x = "/" then
>      put x & cr after directoryList
> else
>      put x & cr after fileList
> end if
> Given a random path that could be either a directory or a file, is there a
> clever way to tell what you have?
> -= Mike
> On 10/28/15 10:55 AM, Geoff Canyon wrote:
>> The trailing "/" is an interesting point. I checked and the "set the
>> directory" command will happily take a trailing "/" or not, but when you
>> "put the directory" you get no trailing "/"
>> Given that, I'd probably leave it as is, and always assume that the
>> description of a particular directory needs to have the "/" added when
>> adding a filename or directoryname to it.
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