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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:42 am   

File write location
Sorry if this is redundant to other posts or if the feature is already rolled into Cmud... Hopefully this can still get on the wishlist. In Zmud, I like the #write command and obviously use it with #file, however to my knowledge there is no way to change the directory of where the .txt output file is stored. It would be nice to write to a file in a different directory, or possibly to a subdirectory in the Cmud directory. If the ability to choose isn't rolled in, it would be nice if this subdirectory were limited to only the files created by #write
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:14 am   
in the #FILE comand, use the full file name
c:\logs\%title\%char\%time( "mm-dd-yy").txt
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:05 pm   still cant get it to work...
hmm still can't get it to work... I tried something simple:
#file 1 c:\testlog.txt
and it wrote it to the zmud directory, not to the C drive...
Also I tried
#file 1 .\testlogs\testlog.txt
#file 1 ..\testlogs\testlog.txt

all of them still wrote to main zmud directory... any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:32 pm   
I think it's not possible, but try using quotes?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:05 pm   
Actually zMUD and I guess CMUD too doesn't allow you to read/write files that aren't in the client directory for security reasons. Quote from the helpfile:

The filename given in name is restricted to the current directory containing ZMUD.EXE and cannot refer to a EXE, HLP, or MUD file. This protects you from accidentally modifying important files on your disk.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:41 am   
That's interesting because I don't think there are any such restrictions with the #LOG command. Granted the #LOG command is a little more limited with what you can write, can't exactly write a binary file I guess. It can however be made to create great havoc among existing files, append the hosts file with new IP numbers etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:02 pm   
I know this is way late for a reply to this thread, but I find myself looking for a solution to a related problem, so I might as well add to it.

I've found that you actually can control where files go in zMUD by using the unix directory format.
C:\Program Files\ for instance becomes "/Program Files/"
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