Joachim wrote: Can anybody tell me the correct syntax of the fullpath keyword for MAC OS 10.5 for the GDL DATA and TEXT ADDON (as I am new on MAC):
does not work.
I have not experimented to see what path formats the add-on wants to see, but the Mac uses at least two formats. The one you show above is a Posix/Unix one - but is missing the initial "/" to indicate that Users is a root folder of the active/boot drive. (There is a unix way to address other disk drives, too.)
There is also this type of path:
where "Macintosh HD" is the name of the drive that you are referencing.
I've seen some kinds of combinations of the two.
No experience here - but you might try either the extra "/" or the ":" method and see if one works?
PS here is another illustration from the AppleScript help file:
POSIX path of file "HD:Users:me:Documents:Welcome.txt"
-- result: "/Users/me/Documents/Welcome.txt"
PPS The syntax used in the Options > Work Enironment > Special Folders is most likely what the GDL add-on uses - and that is the Mac-style ":" path. (I find this really annoying because it forces your hard drive name to be part of the path - and if you change the disk name, the paths no longer work...a problem if you clone your OS onto multiple partitions: stuff will not work correctly on the clone as there is no concept of 'active drive', only the hard-coded disk name.)
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