The Detailed and Long files

Mark Waddingham mark at
Mon Dec 11 09:47:12 EST 2017

On 2017-12-10 02:33, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi Swami,
>> Am 10.12.2017 um 02:25 schrieb Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via 
>> use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
>> it was a huge step to do away with the defaultfolder requirement to 
>> get a file list
>> put files(somePath)  is wonderful
>> but, "ummmm" …we are still forced to change the defaultFolder to get
>> the detailed|long files
>> Is it too much to ask for these file info functions to also work "out 
>> of the box" with just a path param to the folder?
> already reported about a year ago:
> <>
> But unfortunately hibernated!?

I added a second optional parameter to files/folders this morning:

   get files(pFolder) -- the files
   get files(pFolder, "detailed") -- the detailed files

Its the minimal implementation - but fills the main gap that we 
currently suffer. The second optional parameter 'pKind' could be used in 
future to offer (maybe) an array form of return value, where you get an 
array mapping filename to an array of file attributes.


Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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