[PD] dir access

ben at ekran.org ben at ekran.org
Fri Aug 22 14:29:00 CEST 2003

Hmmmmmm agreed, a "folder" would be nice... I'd guess its largely a
nighmare to do it in C/Flext that works on all platforms, mind you it
seems the windows users are most interested in this... perhaps a non-gui
version of Yves playlist?


> hi Ben,
> this is a bit cryptic, but hopefully works:
> query set dir [tk_chooseDirectory] .: if .($dir != "" && ![catch
> .(glob [file join $dir *.txt].) res].) .(set res.)
> Send this to a [tot .] -> [route bang] and read from the right
> outlet of the route.
> The trickier problem is, how to deal with large lists of filenames --
> there is a limit imposed by the pdgui->pd connection.  I think
> one way would be to metro-out the filenames one-by-one?  Or store
> them in a temporary file to be read into a [textfile]?
> Seems like it is a hard time without a [folder] clone...
> Krzysztof
> B. Bogart wrote:
> ...
>> PS: Krzysztof, why does the first list item returned in this case have
>> a full path and others have relative paths?
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