[PD] get path of parent patch

Ben Saylor bensaylor at fastmail.fm
Thu Mar 25 22:09:41 CET 2004

Thanks for the information.  I'd rather not put all of my samples in the 
pd path, so I guess I'll have to keep the soundfiler object outside of 
the abstraction, in the parent patch.


On Wednesday 24 March 2004 11:54 pm, marius schebella wrote:
> hi,
> I also messed around with that directory stuff for a long time, but
> here is my state of the art answer: usually the working directory, is
> that directory from where you start pd. and it has nothing to do with
> the abstractions directory or the directory where the pd binaries are
> located. BUT if you start pd with a patch argument, than the
> directory of the patch is the working directory...
> paths in your patch are always relative to the working directory. so
> your parents patch directory will not help you much.
> anyway, if you use the -path flag with the path to your soundsamples
> all samples should be found just by name.
> if you still want to handle directory stuff one possible way is to
> use a py/pyext object.
> marius.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ben Saylor" <bensaylor at fastmail.fm>
> To: <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 11:29 PM
> Subject: [PD] get path of parent patch
> > Is it possible for an abstraction to get the path of the parent
> > patch? I have an abstraction called sample.pd that takes the name
> > of a soundfile to load as an argument, and I would like it to look
> > for the soundfile in the parent patch's directory, rather than my
> > abstractions directory.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ben
> >
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