File/Directory handling problem
I,m new to Rebol and this is my first attempt to program with it. I would appreciate any help that someone can provide on the following:
Rebol Console seems to tell me the file doesn't exist when it really does. I'm doing something wrong here but I can't seem to resolve it. Code and execution follows:
REBOL/View 22.214.171.124.1 1-Jan-2011
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>> R E B O L 
>> Probe Find %"/C/Users/Robert Wiggins/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields/CFS3.xca"
posted by: Robert Wiggins 23-Dec-2012/19:33:06-8:00
Addendum to last post:
I'm runing Windows Vista Ultimate and my Rebol.exe has "Run as Administrator" defined so hopefully I'm not experiencing an "Auth" problem.
posted by: Robert Wiggins 23-Dec-2012/19:36:56-8:00
Did you try just using PROBE without FIND? I'm not on Windows, but FIND and PROBE FIND both give none as the result with a known file. PROBE by itself, however, does return the complete path to the file.
posted by: human being 23-Dec-2012/20:56:57-8:00
You shouldn't use quotes in a file type. You can use either of these to refer to the file:
to-file "/C/Users/Robert Wiggins/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields/CFS3.xca"
posted by: Nick 23-Dec-2012/22:50:41-8:00
Nick's suggestion of using "to-file" worked for me. Thanks for the response folks, it is appreciated.
I have one more ? I want to copy a file from one location on a disk to another location. I'm not sure if I should be using "Read" and "Write" to do this. I just want to do a sort of backup of a file. Any recommendations?? Thanks
posted by: Robert Wiggins 24-Dec-2012/9:27:06-8:00
You can do:
write %backup.fil read %source.fil
or, if it's a binary file:
write/binary %backup.fil read/binary %source.fil
posted by: Nick 1-Jan-2013/21:38:18-8:00
to my knowledge, you can use quotes to specify files with spaces. It's still a file! if the % is before.
>> equal? %"/c/windows" %/c/windows
>> equal? %"/c/program files (x86)/" to-rebol-file "c:\program files (x86)\"
posted by: DideC 9-Jan-2013/6:51:21-8:00