[PD] Two Pd instances with different startup options
hans at at.or.at
Wed Sep 19 04:58:26 CEST 2012
You can also do the "app from a patch" under the File menu, which will
create a custom Pd-extended.app for you, with custom prefs in the plist
file. Then edit the included plist file, and you have a self-contained
custom Pd.app with your patch.
On 09/12/2012 06:07 AM, Nicolas Montgermont wrote:
> There is some other possibilities on osx,
> To use two different preferences files, make sure you have no
> preference file saved locally (in
> In this case Pd-extended search for its default preference file inside
> itself in:
> So if you duplicate the application Pd-extended.app for example in
> Pd-extended-audio.app, you'll have two different preference files.
> Otherwise, you can save in a patch informations regarding the
> audio/midi configuration, see for example
> from pdx, then you can launch two instance of pd (with command line)
> with two different patches and settings.
> Le 12/09/12 10:39, Olivier Heinry a écrit :
>> Le 12/09/2012 10:25, Charles Goyard a écrit :
>>> Miller Puckette wrote:
>>>> Now here's a question - wouldn't it be nice to be able to have Pd
>>>> do this by (for instance) looking at the app's name and using that
>>>> to figure
>>>> out what preferences to load? On the other hand, maybe in other
>>>> you woudn't want that behavior... hmm.
>>> What about a -preffile command-line option ?
>> There are already many possibilities with some shell scripting (even on
>> a Mac) :
>> echo "Starting the right Pd v-model"
>> /Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/bin/pd -nomidi
>> -noaudio -open v-right-model.pd -send "preset-file
>> ../video-presets/right.coll;" &
>> echo "Starting the left Pd v-model";
>> /Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/bin/pd -stderr
>> -nomidi -noaudio -open v-left-model.pd -send "preset-file
>> ../video-presets/left.coll;" &
>> But i agree a specific -preffile option would be great.
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