Default directories can be used for the storage of external input, output and temporary files – MIDI, SDIF or sound files , sound analysis and synthesis files, etc. These storage folders can also be used in programs with the text tools presented in this section.
The default locations are the in-files and out-files directories of the current workspace directory.
These directories are selected in the OM Preferences.
To define a location folder
go to the
General tab of the preferences pane
click on the relevant button of the
Default Folders section
select a folder for the corresponding item.
Note that you can select any folder, including out of the workspace, and possibly share these folders between different workspaces.
The infile , outfile and tmpfile boxes allow to build pathnames directly in the OM default folders.
To access these boxes
Functions / Kernel / Files and pick a menu item
Cmd click and type "infile", "outfile" or "tmpfile".
Each box has one default input where the name of the file can be specified.
A keyword input allows to specify also a list of subdirectories, a specific file extension, etc.
The output returns the a pathname.
The output of the box can be connected to a streamfile box in a File-Box, where the pointed file can be manipulated.