[PD] Send startup flag on osx

Miller Puckette mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Wed May 21 20:37:46 CEST 2008

I think this is because on the Mac when you click-open a patch the OS doesn't
tell Pd about the patch until after Pd is running (so the "send" was already
tried.)  A workaround would be to put the patch as well in the Pd command
line.  I don't know how to fix this in general.


On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 07:05:02PM -0500, marius schebella wrote:
> I have never used this startup flag, maybe it is not supported under osx?
> I can only suggest to use another method to pass startup arguments for 
> patches. I usually do this with textfiles. I find this useful especially 
> when I develop patches for other people or if I want to use the patch in 
> several locations, then people can have their own "settings" for the 
> patch, and nothing is destroyed when I do more development on the patch 
> inbetween.
> I use textfile to read the file and spit it out on startup. and then do 
> the settings from within the patch.
> marius.
> Nicolas Montgermont wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > I have a problem with the -send "msg ..." startup flag on osx.
> > On linux the flag -send "receive_name "message"" works perfect to have 
> > the object [r receive_name] receive "message" at startup.
> > On osx with the same syntax I got this in the console:
> > error: "receive_name: no such object
> > I've tried with some other combinations
> > -send "receive_name message"
> > -send ";receive_name "message""
> > without success.
> > 
> > Anyone has an idea to make that flag works?
> > I'm using
> > Pd-0.40-3-extended-20080117 on osx 10.4.11
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Nicolas
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