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variable paths in "put into" command (2 posts)

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  • Started 22 years ago by kathrynp
  • Latest reply 22 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • kathrynp Member

    I'm writing a script to gather information about a computer at start up and then store that information on an ftp server. My script works great when I give the explicit path of the local file.

    put into transfer window "" item alias "Macintosh HD:Apple Extras:AppleScript:B18-110068.txt" text format text binary format text

    The script already defines the path referenced by alias as a variable file_path, but when I try to put a variable name in the above command, I get the error message:

    File file_path wan't found.
    {quotes around file_path}


    Can't make file "B18-110068.txt" of <<class cfol>> "AppleScript" of <<class cfol>> "Apple Extras" of <<class sdsk>> of application "Finder" into the expected type.
    {no quotes around file_path}

    I need this to run on several machines, so I'd like the script to work with a variable.

    Posted 22 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Have you tried "item file file_path" rather than "item alias file_path"? My understanding is that the alias specifier won't work unless the file exists.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 22 years ago #

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