revCopyFolder, use-revolution digest, Vol 1 #556

Richard Hillen mail at
Tue Jul 30 07:47:00 EDT 2002

Hello Jeanne,

Thanx for your answer; probably you misunderstood me and my (not
complete?) question:

Working on Mac OS 9.2.2 (german) I want to copy the folder SF and all
the files inside SF into DF, trusting the documentation:

"The revCopyFolder command copies a folder with all its contents".

I tried the script of my message 10 (20.7.2002, 23.19.51, see quotes); I
also tried
to copy  each file separate by revCopyFile.

In both cases on Mac OS 9.2.2 I got "Execution Error"; it worked on Win
95; Sarah Reichelt wrote some days ago, that it worked on MacOS X.

But working on Win95 all files inside SF were copied into DF, but not
the Folder itself.

Probably there is an implementation-bug in RR Version 1.1.1 for Mac OS 9.2.2?


You wrote:

> Message: 10
> Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 23:19:51 -0700
> To: use-revolution at
> From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jeanne at>
> Subject: Re: revCopyFolder
> Reply-To: use-revolution at
> At 1:30 PM -0700 7/16/2002, Richard Hillen wrote:
> >on mouseup
> >  answer folder "Sourcefolder please"
> >  put it into SF
> >  answer Folder "Destinationfolder please"
> >  put it into DF
> >  revCopyFolder SF,DF
> >  put the result
> >end mouseup
> >
> >The result: "Execution error".
> >
> >Why?
> The problem is your second "answer folder" command. What you're ending up
> doing here is asking the user for an already-existing folder as the
> destination, so revCopyFolder is trying to create a folder that already
> exists.
> You can do one of two things:
> 1) Use "ask file" instead of "answer folder" for the destination, allowing
> the user to name the folder.
> 2) If you don't want to let the user name the copy - just make a duplicate
> with the same name - then leave the second "answer folder" command as is,
> and append the name of the source folder to the end of the variable "DF".
> --
> Jeanne A. E. DeVoto ~ jeanne at
> Runtime Revolution Limited - The Solution for Software Development
> --__--__--o

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