live code seems to gratuitously unlock write permission for directories
dochawk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 13:55:58 EST 2016
On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Rick Harrison <harrison at all-auctions.com>
> Ok, so it sounds like you are using an LC stack file.
> You are opening that LC stack from within LC
> so LC/macOS, (assuming your are on a Macintosh Computer),
> is going to update the “Date Modified” date because LC/you
> have touched the file. That’s built into the OS and is
Yes, but changing from mode 555 to 755 is not; that's livecode. . . .
> What I do to protect myself from accidental saves is to
> always work with a copy of of the file or folder. When I get onto
> my computer in the morning. I first duplicate the stack
> file I want to work with. I use version numbers which I
> create so I can keep track of which is the current version.
> Sometimes this is as simple as calling it LCStackNameV1
> or LCStackNameV2, V3, etc. If I’m really want more
> information I might even include the date and/or time
> with that version number: LCStackName120220161022AMV1
Mine are generally stackname.yymmddv.livecode, where v starts at the first
one, and goes on.
But here's a fit of cleverness that seems to work, although it relies on
the OS or user to clean /tmp from time to time:
*--keep a copy of the stack*
*local* stkNm, bkNm
*put* the short name of this stack into stkNm
*--livecode's own stacks*
*case* char 1 to 3 of stkNm="Rev"
*case* stkNm="Message Box"
*case* stkNm begins with "dinfo_"
*case* stkNm begins with "dna_"
*case* stkNm begins with "out_"
*--never save these*
*--it must be a dh program stack*
*save* this stack
*put* the seconds into bkNm
*convert* bkNm to dateItems
*put* char 3 to 4 of item 1 of bkNm \
& char -2 to -1 of ("0" & item 2 of bkNm) \
& char -2 to -1 of ("0" & item 3 of bkNm) \
& "." \
& char -2 to -1 of ("0" & item 4 of bkNm) \
& char -2 to -1 of ("0" & item 5 of bkNm) \
*set* the itemDel to "/"
*put* char 1 to -2 of item -1 of the long name of this stack & "." before
*put* "cp " & char 8 to -2 of the long name of this stack & " /tmp/" before
So many more than time machine would do, and they go away in a couple of
days if not needed.
I also have a bmpVrsn routine to handle my major checkpoints through the
day (bump the v above)
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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