[PD] Error/Dead Link in Documentation

Johannes M Zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.kug.ac.at
Sat Apr 6 10:29:57 CEST 2002

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, David Sabine wrote:

> Hello,
> I've noticed a mistake in "2.control.examples/15.array.pd"
> There are examples which write a text file called "file.txt" and a wav file
> called "file.wav"
> The objects are instructed to write to a sub directory of
> "2.control.examples" called "tmp"; however the problem is simply that "tmp"
> does not exist.  It either needs to be manually created as a sub-directory
> of "2.control.examples" or the message boxes need to be edited to write to
> the current directory instead of the 'missing' sub directory.
> Just reporting the error...perhaps it could be fixed for future
> revisions/releases.

the thing is (as i remember without having access now to any pd machine),
that the files should be written to "/tmp/..." instead of "tmp/...".
the "/tmp/" folder is a common temporary folder on unix-systems that
grants read/write-permissions to all (!) users.
the "doc/reference"-folder will normally be somewhere in the
system-folders where no one but the super-user has write/access.
on windoze machines this is completely different (especially with all
these r/w-permissions)
there is no real "standard"-temporary folder on all windoze systems (i

however, there is (yet) no *simple* solution that provides a writable
for all users from within a pd-example patch on all platforms.
so you will have to change the paths manually for  now.


>  Dave S
>  p.s.:  I'm using WinXP with PD 0.35 preliminary test 17

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