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Writing directory names to a text file

Engaged ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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I am working on a Photoshop script that writes data to txt file.

In the following folder structure example:

 

Summer Collection

 June

  Peaches 

 

 var pName = outputFolder.name writes Peaches to the txt file.

 var mName = outputFolder.parent.name writes June to the txt file.

 

How can I define a variable that writes Summer Collection to the txt file and excludes the empty space %20 symbol?

Hope the question is clear. Let me know if you need additional details to clarify the question.

 

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LEGEND , Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

 

pName = path.name, mName = name;
(txt = File(Folder.desktop + '/txt.txt')).open('w')
txt.write(decodeURI(pName) + '/' + decodeURI(mName)), txt.close()

 

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Engaged , Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

This works well when the directory name is WIP. Is it possible to make the WIP variable so that independently from the name the code can get the name of the folder two levels up?

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LEGEND , Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021
activeDocument.path.parent.parent.name

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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pName = path.name, mName = name;
(txt = File(Folder.desktop + '/txt.txt')).open('w')
txt.write(decodeURI(pName) + '/' + decodeURI(mName)), txt.close()

 

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Engaged ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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The code writes Adobe Photoshop 2021/Adobe Photoshop to the tx.txt file on the desktop.

While the open psd doc is locatedUser/Desktop/stack test/photoshopdoc.psd

Not sure why the name is automatically crossed over.

Should the script write User/Desktop to the txt.txt file on the desktop?

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Each time you launch Photoshop, its name is automatically beeing assigned to variable, for example it is same for path). txt.txt is saved to desktop as seen in the code as I'm not mind-reader to know where you'd like it to be saved 😉 There is nothing about it in your original post so txt should be saved on desktop 🙂 path and name are used instead of outputFolder.

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Engaged ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Thank you for clarifying. I am trying to write the directory WK22 only to a txt file when the script runs on a file that is located in the WIP directory. Is that possible and does it make sense?

/Users/Shared/PHOTO/WIN/POST/2021/06 JUNE/WK22/GNO/WIP

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Community Expert ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Which bit are you having issues with?

 

Triggering the write if the file is located in the WIP directory?

 

Or manipulating the text string to only write WK22?

 

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Engaged ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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In the folder path sample, I can write the directory WIP and GNO to the txt file. I am having difficulty writing the directory WK22 to the file.  The text file should look like this:

WK22,  GNO,  WIP

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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if ((nme = (pth = activeDocument.path).name) == 'WIP')
	alert([(prnt = pth.parent).parent.name, prnt.name, nme])

 

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if ((pth = activeDocument.path).name == 'WIP') alert(pth.parent.parent.name)

 

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Engaged ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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This works well when the directory name is WIP. Is it possible to make the WIP variable so that independently from the name the code can get the name of the folder two levels up?

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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activeDocument.path.parent.parent.name

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Valorous Hero ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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probably because

path == app.path

name == app.name

and cannot be changed

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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delete name; name = 'I\'m changed', alert(name), name = app.name, alert(name)

 

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Valorous Hero ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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well, wow

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Engaged ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Thank you that works for me!

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Community Expert ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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As I learnt regular expressions before scripting, my go to would be:

 

yourVariable.name.replace(/%20/g, ' ');

 

I'll try to keep the decodeURI in mind as I have seen this elsewhere, thanks Kukurykus!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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File.decode('/%20/')

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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