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For example, when I'm on a Windows machine, I write the following:

File f= new File("C:\\SomeFile.doc");

How can I write the file path at MAC OS X?

Thanks.
 
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That greatly depends upon where the file is in the file system.

So, where is it?
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:That greatly depends upon where the file is in the file system.

So, where is it?



On the Desktop
 
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The file path to a file named somefile.txt on the user's Desktop, assuming the user is named bear would be:

/Users/bear/Desktop/somefile.txt


 
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And remember, this isn't Windows. Case counts!
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:And remember, this isn't Windows. Case counts!



Thank you very much.
 
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Also note that Windows is perfectly happy with forward slashes:

File f= new File("C:/SomeFile.doc");

works just fine.
 
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This is helpful thanks. I am also trying to read a file from a Mac OS X filesystem using C++.

I get the user to select the file location using the NSOpenPanel method and convert the URL to a const char inputFilename which looks something like this:

file://localhost/Users/.../DataFile.txt

But when I try to open the file with



inFile.is_open() returns an error.

Do I need to manipulate this path before using it in ifstream?
 
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Why the "file://localhost" prefix?
 
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I don't know. I didn't add it. That's what NSOpenPanel returned:




Thanks.
 
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Thanks Bear Bibeault.

I think I've found the problem. I was using the wrong class method [fileURL absoluteString].

I should be using path. "Returns the path of a URL conforming to RFC 1808."

See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3057086/how-to-chop-off-file-from-nsurl

Sorry to those who are not familiar with ObjectiveC.

Thanks!
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Also note that Windows is perfectly happy with forward slashes:
File f= new File("C:/SomeFile.doc");



But that is because the JVM handles both backwards and forward slashes. Its a runtime thing.
 
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Bill Tubbs wrote:This is helpful thanks. I am also trying to read a file from a Mac OS X filesystem using C++.



From your code samples, it looks to me as if you are using Objective C. That is a separate language, not the same as C++.

Being specific about what you are doing and which tools you are using makes it easier for us to help you.
 
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