How to tell if a file path is just the path or includes a file name
bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Wed Oct 10 11:38:38 EDT 2018
there is a folder returns false on Mac if it's a file. Unless the file is a bundle (app). A Mac app is in fact a folder that has been flagged as an application.
Looking at your code, are you trying to extract the paths to all the files, or determine which are folders inside a given path? If you are just trying to determine if a path is just a folder, then there is a folder will return false if it is a path to a file.
> On Oct 10, 2018, at 08:29 , Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Lets say you have a bunch of file paths - some are just paths (all
> folders) and some end in a file name (and the file may or may not exist).
> How would you test to tell whether a given record is just a path of
> folders or contains a file name? Is there any way other than looping
> through the path and testing if each "folder" exists?
> All, I can come up with is:
> function isPath pSomePath
> local tJustAPath = true
> set itemDel to slash
> repeat with i=1 to the number of items in pSomePath
> if there is not a folder (item 1 to i of pSomePath) then
> put false into tJustAPath
> exit repeat
> end if
> end repeat
> return tJustAPath
> end isPath
> Is there some OS of LiveCode trick I am missing?
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:
More information about the use-livecode