cf_MacPath_AppleScriptPath ( _path )
Formatting from Mac path to AppleScript path
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Duana A. S. Designs
Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
- I am rather new to FileMaker;
- I'm developing a solution that requires AppleScript scripting to access external files and data (each record has an unique path embedded, and so far the solution has about 43030 records)
- Needed to change the Mac formatted path into Applescript format;
- Was doing it via loop script steps, but knew it could be done with a recursive custom function
Some time ago, I left in here a FM script (quite asinine, I know), hoping someone would spend some time into it and perhaps turn it into a recursive custom function. No one seemed interested, hence I decided to try it myself.
The cf is quite straightforward; the variable "_path" is a Mac or Unix formatted path, and the result is something an AppleScript will understand. Please feel free to improve it, if you wish.
Feb 22, 2015
|You don't need to convert it, use unix path in Applescript like as
posix file "/PowerBook/Users/Music/Audios/44kHz_by_24bit/I Love You.mp3"
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