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"zsh: permission denied:" when trying to use the LP_XMLConverter tool on mac

MetalFingerz
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Hi,

 

I'm trying to extract some .gsm to .xml using the LP_XMLConverter tool on my M1 Pro (running Monterrey 12.2.1). I've been trying with AC 21 or 24 and have had the same error every time :

zsh: permission denied: /Applications/Graphisoft/Archicad XX/Archicad XX.app/Contents/MacOS/LP_XMLConverter.app

(XX being the Archicad version)

 

I have a windows laptop where I have no issue using the terminal with the tool but I would like to avoid doing to much back and forth between laptops on the current project I'm working on.

 

Any advice to bypass or fix this error on my mac ?

 

Thanks.

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Peter Baksa
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

Hi,

 

a Mac .app is just a folder, you need to use

Archicad XX.app/Contents/MacOS/LP_XMLConverter.app/Contents/MacOS/LP_XMLConverter

 

Péter Baksa
Software Engineer, Library as a Platform
Graphisoft SE, Budapest

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Peter Baksa
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

Hi,

 

a Mac .app is just a folder, you need to use

Archicad XX.app/Contents/MacOS/LP_XMLConverter.app/Contents/MacOS/LP_XMLConverter

 

Péter Baksa
Software Engineer, Library as a Platform
Graphisoft SE, Budapest

Hello Peter,

 

I changed the command in the terminal and now I'm getting this error instead 🙃

 

zsh: no such file or directory: /Applications/Graphisoft/Archicad XX/Archicad XX.app/Contents/MacOS/LP_XMLConverter

 

 

When I drag and drop the LP_XMLConverter file (folder ?) in the terminal, it ends with the ".app" extension.

Should it be

/Applications/Graphisoft/Archicad/Archicad XX.app/...

?

Péter Baksa
Software Engineer, Library as a Platform
Graphisoft SE, Budapest

That was it. I should have read your reply more carefully... 😅 I didn't realize you went inside the first LP_XMLConverter directory because that was where I stopped.

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