Long Filename for Stackfile Breaks Save?

Eric Chatonet eric.chatonet at sosmartsoftware.com
Tue Oct 3 03:35:52 EDT 2006

Hi Swami,

It's an OS limitation since a very long time: always limit stack  
names to 31 chars extension included.
You may open a file the name of which is longer if you rename it  
later in the finder (with some problems you know about filenames used  
in players with Rev prior to 2.7.3?? > I don't remember exactly when  
this has been fixed) but you can't save it.
BTW naming a stack with a very long name is a method to avoid it  
saved on Mac OS X ;-)

save stack SkipChars(the short name of this stack,31,".rev") --

function SkipChars pString,pNumOfChars,pExt
   if length(pString) > (pNumOfChars - length(pExt)) then return char  
1 to ( pNumOfChars - length(pExt)) of pString
   return pString
end SkipChars

Le 3 oct. 06 à 04:44, Sivakatirswami a écrit :

> I got badly burned today with a stack where I added some characters  
> to the file such that it became longer than 32 chars on Mac OSX...
> Later appears that after quitting the stack, nothing was saved at  
> all! We noted on the finder a temp file
> TAKA-talks-manager_Oc$5#45.rev
> where the temp file that Rev creates on the fly had a "greeked"  
> file name.
> Is this a known bug?
> Sivakatirswami
> www.himalayanacademy.com

Best Regards from Paris,
Eric Chatonet
http://www.sosmartsoftware.com/    eric.chatonet at sosmartsoftware.com/

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