[PD] Writing -dB or VU level to a TXT File

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Apr 4 03:23:35 CEST 2009

On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Pall Thayer wrote:

> Oh, I just noticed you're on Windows

but the ">>" redirection operator that you use does exist in MSDOS and 
compatible... I've used it in the eighties.

> I would think that on Windows you have to do something like [write 
> C:\tmp\textfile.txt] but I'm not positive. Anyway, the problem I see is 
> the path to the file. /tmp/textfile.txt means nothing to Windows.
> Have you tried [write C:/tmp/textfile.txt] ?

The slashes do work with the Windows API, though they might not work with 
the Windows shell and commandline arguments in general. The slash is 
reserved for options, but is reused in the Windows API as an alternative 
to the backslash, for slightly greater UNIX compatibility. Then 
"/tmp/textfile.txt" goes in the toplevel folder "tmp" of the current 
drive, so, this is a drive-relative path, which is an intermediate between 
an absolute path and a relative path.

> Oh, and you'll probably have to make sure that a folder named tmp 
> actually exists and can be written to by anybody.

AFAIR, this would be c:/windows/temp ?... that's what I recall as a value 
for the $TEMP envvar, either in DOS or some UNIX<->Windows compat thing or 

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