Ted wrote: > On 9 Aug, 2012, at 9:16 AM, Bernie wrote: > >> I'd skip FSSpec and FSRef and go straight to url. This example looks for and opens a file named "Colors" in the application folder. >> '--------------- >> include "ConsoleWindow" >> include "Util_FileDirectory.incl" >> >> dim as CFURLRef appDirUrl, fileUrl >> dim as CFStringRef fileName >> dim as OSStatus err >> >> fileName = @"Colors" >> err = fn FD_ApplicationDirectoryCreateCFURL( @appDirUrl ) > > Some of us in third world countries, with pedal-powered Macs and English as a third language, are having a bit of trouble with this... Does the line above create a URL for the app folder - and the app folder alone? Is there summat like that for any other particular folder (Documents, etc)? For ANY folder in particular? fn FD_SpecialDirectoryCreateCFURL( _kUserDomain, _kDocumentsFolderType, @url ) fn FD_SpecialDirectoryCreateCFURL( _kUserDomain, _kDesktopFolderType, @url ) fn FD_SpecialDirectoryCreateCFURL( _kUserDomain, _kPreferencesFolderType, @url ) fn FD_SpecialDirectoryCreateCFURL( _kUserDomain, _kApplicationsFolderType, @url ) ….. > What are these FD_ ... things? A set of utility functions for handling files and directories. See Util_FileDirectory.incl in Headers. > And why does... > >> if ( err == _noErr ) >> fileUrl = fn CFURLCreateCopyAppendingPathComponent( _kCFAllocatorDefault, appDirUrl, fileName, _false ) > >> if ( fileUrl != NULL ) >> if ( fn FD_ObjectExistsCFURL( fileUrl ) ) >> open "I", 1, @fileUrl >> // do something >> print "File opened" >> close 1 > > xelse print "No object" > >> end if >> CFRelease( fileUrl ) > xelse > print File URL is nul" >> end if >> CFRelease( appDirUrl ) >> end if >> '--------------- > > ... say "No Object" when ... > > <Screen shot 2012-08-09 at 9 Aug, 4.18.43 PM.png> > It looks for the file in the application folder (the folder containing the app), not necessarily the Applications folder.