Reveal in Find on Windows

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 22:41:53 EST 2017


I can't test it on mac, but 2 things. First, if your path is a folder but
doesn't have the trailing / you'll end up in the wrong place so you might
consider doing a check:
if there is a file sRootFolder then delete item -1 of sRootFolder

Then for the windows segment use "start":

put ("start " & sRootFolder) into tShell  -- also noted there is a typo,
you use tRootfolder rather than sRootfolder in your example above

I _think_ start is available all the way down to xp, but I can't check to
make sure.


On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:06 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via
use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> this is what I have so far…
>
> command openWorkingFolderInFinder pFolderFile
>     set the itemdel to "/"
>     put pFolderFile into sRootFolder
>     delete item -1 of sRootFolder
>     switch platform()
>         case "MacOS"
>             put ("open " & quote & sRootFolder & quote) into tShell
>             break
>         case "Win32"
>             put ("explorer.exe /n/root," & tRootfolder) into tShell
>             break
>     end switch
>     get shell(tShell)
> end openWorkingFolderInFinder
>
> Can anyone test if this opens a folder on Windows?
>
> tks
>
>
> On 2/22/17, 4:59 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami
> via use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>     OK  I studied the doc here:
>
>     https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/130510/command-
> line-switches-for-windows-explorer
>
>     and actually the use cases are more often to open a folder
>
>     but I don't have windows to test
>
>     does this work to open a folder window on Win32?
>
>     get shell (”explorer.exe /n,/root,c:\windows\system32\
> my-project-folder")
>
>
>     BR
>
>
>
>     On 2/22/17, 1:54 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of Roger Eller via
> use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>         get shell (”explorer.exe /select,c:\windows\system32\
> selected_file.txt")
>
>         Source:
>         http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29970897/cmd-file-
> tasks-open-directory-and-select-file
>
>         ~Roger
>
>
>
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