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Re: FileBrowse command

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  • Subject: [mg43491] Re: [mg43435] FileBrowse command
  • From: Michael Schreiber <michaelschreiber at>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 05:38:54 -0400 (EDT)
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might be useful for generating a file name string. On my mac 
Mathematica 5 shows a Save dialog but does not save the current file 
(checked that with Terminal), it just pastes a string featuring the 
path for a file which might receive that name.

To do what you really want:
- Get File Path

On Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003, at 13:58 Europe/Vienna, Harvey M. wrote:

> I have tried to use the FileBrowse command in Mathematica 5 on Mac OS
> 10.2.  I am presented with a browser dialog with a blank file name
> entry box. If I enter a name in the dialog, the evaluation returns a
> full path name for this new file name.  What I really wanted, and what
> I expected from the documentation, was to be able to select a file in
> the browser,and have it return the full path name of the selected
> file.  Unfortunately, all file name are grayed out, and not available
> for selection.  Any ideas or experience with this?
> Harvey Moseley
M F Schreiber
Heimscholleg 26 Wien, A1130 Austria Europe
Michael at

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