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Re: Output from Export[ ] (suggestion to Wolfram)

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  • Subject: [mg57801] Re: [mg57781] Output from Export[ ] (suggestion to Wolfram)
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 05:17:34 -0400 (EDT)
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I second this idea. It may actually already be implemented though
(similar to the way -Graphics- represents the head Graphics wrapped
around directives/primitives). Anyone know?

On 6/8/05, AES <siegman at> wrote:
> Export[---] (without a following semicolon) prints the filename of the
> exported file to an output cell in the notebook.
> Sure would be nice if options could be added to have this output cell
> contain a bunch of additional information such as
>    --Full path for the output file
>    --File size
>    --Name of object exported, as well as file name
>    --Format used
> plus all kinds of potentially useful format-specific and object-specific
> data such as graphic dimensions for an EPS file; pixel dimensions for
> JPEG and the like; fonts used and/or embedded; number of characters
> and/or lines for a text file; and so on.  (Presumably much of this
> information can be decoded from within the output file itself, but we
> amateurs may not find that so easy to do.)
> Any simple command that will extract all this information from the
> kernal or front end immediately following execution of an Export[---]
> command?
> Also, to have an output cell with the filename be printed even when the
> Export[---]; command is executed within a longer sequence of expressions
> separated by semicolons, the following seems to work:
>    Print[Export[---]];
> Anything illegal or immoral about doing this?

Chris Chiasson
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