Here's a doosie....

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004.

  1. Jason Wilder

    Jason Wilder Guest

    * i think * cause I'm stuck....

    I need to 'mirror' the directory tree of the drawing I'm printing, such as:

    Open - F:\\dwg\\job\\file.dwg

    Print - R:\\record\\job\\file.dwf

    So, the F: location exists, however, I need the tree mimiced on the R:
    drive, with the change in root name. The path names could get a bit longer
    but the bottom line is that I am changing 'F:\\dwg' with 'R:\\record', but
    obviously this won't process through a script if the path doesn't exist on
    the R: drive.

    I'm thinking perhaps there might be a 'smoother' way of doing this through
    VBA, but this entire routine is in LISP atm.

    Any takers? :D
    Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004
  2. Jason Wilder

    Jason Wilder Guest

    Ok, went and got a drink, dislodged the block.... crude, but here is what I
    came up with.

    dwfdir = R:\\record\\job\\

    (if (/= (findfile dwfdir) NIL)
    (command ".script" (strcat #LOCAL "dwfprint"))
    (command "sh" (strcat "mkdir " (chr 34) dwfdir (chr 34)))
    (command ".script" (strcat #LOCAL "dwfprint"))

    Willing to entertain better versions. :)
    Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004
  3. Jason Wilder

    Steve Doman Guest


    You've got it, but I think this might be simpler...

    (vl-mkdir "R:\\record\\job")
    (command ".script" (strcat #LOCAL "dwfprint"))

    vl-mkdir makes the directory if it doesn't exist. Returns nil if it
    does exist.

    Steve Doman
    Steve Doman, May 26, 2004
  4. Jason Wilder

    Jason Wilder Guest

    True, but (vl-mkdir) won't create the tree if it doesn't exist. Unless
    R:\\record already exists, it won't create the job folder.

    That's why I'm using the DOS mkdir, it will create the folder, and any
    pieces of the path that don't already exist.
    Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004
  5. Jason Wilder

    Walt Engle Guest

    Ever try 2xExplorer or Winfile? Both are excellent for making directories,
    sub-directories and also for deleting them (not to mention the capability of
    copying from one drive to another).
    Walt Engle, May 26, 2004
  6. Jason Wilder

    Jason Wilder Guest

    Are either of those easy to operate out of LISP?
    Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004
  7. Jason Wilder

    Walt Engle Guest

    No. They are programs that allow copying, moving, making directories, changing
    names of directories and/or files. You said that you use dos to mkdir and I was
    merely pointing out two programs that work ten - no twenty times easier.
    Walt Engle, May 26, 2004
  8. Jason Wilder

    Jürg Menzi Guest

    or visit my homepage -> Free Stuff and search for 'VxMakeDirectory'...

    Jürg Menzi, May 26, 2004
  9. Jason Wilder

    Jason Wilder Guest

    Well, agreed, but no an as needed basis, not really. And I need it to be
    done via LISP at this point, not a separate process, on demand. I don't
    need to copy an entire directory structure just for fun.

    I've got my solution, but appreciate the pointer to the other programs.
    Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004
  10. Have you looked at the free programs DOSlib?
    There are many Drive, Path, Directory and File functions available from

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    Alan Henderson
    Alan Henderson @ A'cad Solutions, May 26, 2004
  11. Jason Wilder

    Jason Wilder Guest

    heh, forgot about doslib! :)

    basically the same thing, and don't have to use the command shell, duh! hehe
    Jason Wilder, May 26, 2004
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