[Ipe-discuss] setting up external editor on MacOS X for IPE 7.0.13
otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Wed Jul 27 21:21:59 CEST 2011
On 07/26/2011 12:59 PM, elwood151 wrote:
> Then, the corresponding code appears in a smultron window,
> BUT when I try to save the code in smultron, I get a message that this was
> impossible as the file was already deleted.
> Those temporary files seem to be created in the directory /private/tmp on
> the startup disc.
I know nothing about Mac OS or /private/tmp, but Ipe simply generates a
temporary filename using the Lua function os.tmpname() (which - I guess
- simply calls tmpnam() or something similar).
If the filename doesn't work for you, you could hardwire a suitable
pathname in the function "externalEditor" in "tools.lua" (at the
beginning of the file). Just change the line
local fname = os.tmpname()
local fname = "/home/me/ipe-work.txt"
or whatever you like.
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