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by Simon Knight
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: File rename command and issue with privileges
Replies: 0
Views: 58

File rename command and issue with privileges

Hi, I am in the process of writing a utility to conduct the batch renaming of files in my user account. Unfortunately some files have "custom privileges" set and can not be renamed unless I enter my account password. My Livecode application just ignores them and moves along. I have checked with Appl...
by Simon Knight
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Identifying words in camel case phrases
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Identifying words in camel case phrases

For "got subverted" read "legitimately expanded". 8) and nothing wrong with that! I do so enjoy posting on this forum! (I don't get out much - but then who does at the moment?) UTF should have been implemented at the start, and been the de facto "ASCII" I think we were lucky to get 8 bit ascii whic...
by Simon Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Identifying words in camel case phrases
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Identifying words in camel case phrases

Great stuff - so I'm in a new gang - the living fossils! I love your variable names - have you ever worked in cryptology - fDICEDCARROTS, LYNE ?!!! Thanks for the stack and reminding me of codepoints - bloody UTF almost as bad as XML and CSV. (There, that will start a fight). Craig - yes I already h...
by Simon Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Identifying words in camel case phrases
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Identifying words in camel case phrases

OK I surrender..... Yes the filenames exist and use camel case so the problem is finding the word boundaries. I was hoping for a command that could be used in a statement like "if char n is a capital then..." but fear I will have to resort to ascii values. And yes my file names are mostly in English...
by Simon Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Identifying words in camel case phrases
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Identifying words in camel case phrases

OK I surrender..... Yes the filenames exist and use camel case so the problem is finding the word boundaries. I was hoping for a command that could be used in a statement like "if char n is a capital then..." but fear I will have to resort to ascii values. And yes my file names are mostly in English...
by Simon Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Identifying words in camel case phrases
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Identifying words in camel case phrases

Hi, I wish to changes some file names from camel case to delimited words e.g. MyGreatLivecodeProject.livecode changes to My-Great-Livecode-Project.livecode The only method that I can see having looked in the dictionary is to examine the Ascii character values and use the comparison that if greater t...
by Simon Knight
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Big Sur?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Big Sur?

I was a little surprised to discover that my stack had attached itself to the IDE, it took a little while to find it; not sure if this because of 9.6.1 or Big Sur or both. The white on white is a pitb.

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by Simon Knight
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Big Sur?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Big Sur?

Just chiming in to say that I have also lost the colour when using either "default" or "Source Code Pro". Back to courier then !
by Simon Knight
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Accessing file meta data
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Accessing file meta data

:Oops: - I have just discovered I asked a very similar question back in 2017. Any ideas of how I can get a brain upgrade ?

:oops:
by Simon Knight
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Accessing file meta data
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Accessing file meta data

Hi, I'm writing on a mac but I think my question is valid for other operating systems. I would like to read and write values to file tags which are part of a files meta data. I have searched the dictionary but not found any information, so I may have missed something. I suspect that I will be able t...
by Simon Knight
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: IDE Stand alone settings - Copy File
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: IDE Stand alone settings - Copy File

It seems I'm only allowed three screen shots per post .

So continuing from above:
Screenshot 2020-10-25 at 12.57.53.png
This is probably a good idea as it allows files with the same name to be added to a project, but I wish I had read about the change before it tripped me up.

best wishes
by Simon Knight
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: IDE Stand alone settings - Copy File
Replies: 2
Views: 374

IDE Stand alone settings - Copy File

Hi, I'm using version 9.6.1 on a Mac and have just run into a new feature. Previously in older versions of Livecode selecting a file in the IDE standalone settings tab copy file/folder would allow a single file to be selected and this was copied to the folder that contained the built engine : Screen...
by Simon Knight
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How many rocks in Scotland?
Replies: 19
Views: 1636

Re: How many rocks in Scotland?

Ha! :lol: :D
by Simon Knight
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How many rocks in Scotland?
Replies: 19
Views: 1636

Re: How many rocks in Scotland?

Klaus,

Its a complex calculation involving the length of a piece of string.

S
by Simon Knight
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How many rocks in Scotland?
Replies: 19
Views: 1636

Re: How many rocks in Scotland?

AxWald Who in a mental state allowing unattended participation in social life would create such a beast as this file? 3.3 GB, containing at least 1/3rd white noise ... Anyways. Maybe the index can be of help for someone. Welcome to OpenStreetMap data; the file is tiny compared with say all of Europe...

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