Problem saving image for file

Stephen MacLean smaclean at madmansoft.com
Sun Jul 29 04:44:35 CEST 2018


Thank you to all who replied! 

Adding the “.” solved the problem and the file saved where it was supposed to.

Confusing, because you would think that setting the defaultFolder would allow you to specify the next sub folder like I did… and it’s not mentioned, that I saw, in the docs.

Thanks again!

Steve

> On Jul 28, 2018, at 5:52 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> If you use the path /tempMedia.... that forces it to the root of the
> filesystem and if there isn't a folder /tempmedia, it'll fail.  Either
> leave off the preceding slash, or prepend it with a . <--(a dot) which
> designates the current directory.
> 
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 3:40 PM Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> That is (or use variables for the filename):
>>> export image "testimage.jpg"  to file "/tempMedia/testimage.jpg" as JPEG
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jul 28, 2018, at 2:37 PM, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> Try using this syntax:
>>> export image "tImage"  to file "/tempMedia/testimage.jpg" as JPEG
>>> 
>>> I think you need binfile to read but not to write.
>>> Peter
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Jul 28, 2018, at 1:41 PM, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> 
>>>> Been a long time since I’ve done file work with LC, but I’m having an
>> issue saving an image to a file:
>>>> 
>>>> # set the defaultFolder to the folder containing the stackfile
>>>> 
>>>> set the itemDelimiter to slash
>>>> 
>>>> get the effective filename of this stack
>>>> 
>>>> set the defaultFolder to item 1 to -2 of it
>>>> 
>>>> put tTempCrop into URL "binfile:/tempMedia/testimage.jpg"
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> results in a “Can’t open file” error.
>>>> 
>>>> Trying to save to a folder called “tempMedia” that is in the same
>> directory as the stack.
>>>> 
>>>> Mac OS 10.12.6, 9.01 RC1 Business.
>>>> 
>>>> TIA,
>>>> 
>>>> Steve MacLean
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