Delete File from Disc | GeKillFile() How?



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    On 25/09/2008 at 08:23, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   R11 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   Mac OSX  ; 
    Language(s) :   C.O.F.F.E.E  ;

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    Hi there.
    I'm able to Write a new file into and read from UserPrefs.
    (The first commented part)
    But, I'm not able to figure out how to delete (erase from disc).
    What I have is the code below. I figure the GeKillFile() should be
    the route but I most likely miss something here.
    I do get the Yes and No printouts depending on if the name is
    correct or not.

    Cheers
    Lennart

    > \> /\* \> var fn = GeGetStartupWritePath()->Add("DAFILE.txt"); \> var file = new(BaseFile); \> \> { \> file->Open(fn,GE_WRITE); \> if (file) \> { \> file->WriteString("12345"); file->Close(); \> } \> } \> \> file->Open(fn,GE_READ); \> var code = file->ReadString(file->GetLength()); \> println(code); \> \*/ \> \> var fn = GeGetStartupWritePath()->Add("DAFILE.txt"); \> var is = GeFileExist(fn,FALSE); \> if(is) \>    { \>      println("YES and KILL It!"); \>      GeFileKill(fn,FALSE); \>    } \> else println("No such file, hold your guns"); \>



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 25/09/2008 at 15:29, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hm.. The code above actually works -if- the file is written from
    ScriptManager. Then I can Write, read and Kill it.
    But, If the file is written from a Plugin at startup of Cinema,
    nor can that plugin (when checking the string) or the Killcode
    from within ScriptManager delete the file from disc...

    What can I possible look for?
    While the file written is a "regular" .txt file, the creator in both
    cases (PluginWrite and ScriptWrite) is "CinemaR11".

    Cheers
    Lennart



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    On 25/09/2008 at 19:16, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Is it possible that the file is not being closed properly at startup which results in its inability to be deleted (you can't delete a file in use by a process - with existing handles)? This may simply be a scope issue - COFFEE's 'cleanup' hasn't freed the BaseFile which hasn't relinquished its file handle by closing the file.

    Could you provide the startup code?



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    On 26/09/2008 at 02:41, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Robert, thanks for checking.
    The code at startup is the same as above and all plugins that
    check for it later (on startup) can read it fine. The only difference
    when writing to disc would be that the string is read from a Dialoge that opens if the file isn't there to start with.

    I can write the file manually (and put it in the right place
    as I have done up till now) using a regular text pad.
    Even then the code can't kill it should I wish.

    Of coarse I can provide code if you think you might know what
    to check.

    Thanks
    Lennart



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    On 27/09/2008 at 14:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Robert, you where absolutely right :)
    Among some other tidbits (loading mindwarps by me) the basefile
    was not properly closed after last check on startup of Cinema.

    Cheers
    Lennart


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