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create new directory

create new directory

create new directory


I'm always in C5ee and I use it only about every 2-3 years so I forget many thinks. lol

I try to create (and manage) a dos Directory.

I'have 2 ways.

1°) using Krikor's MKDIR.tpw but I don't remember the way to include this file in my application

2°) using run('command.com /c mkdir /SiteWeb/Photos/',1)but it don't works

Have you an idea?

Many thanks

RE: create new directory

CREATEDIRECTORY( directoryname )


RE: create new directory

Thanks cagiv but it seems don't work with c5ee

message "unknown procedure label" (and I don't found it in the doc)

RE: create new directory


Include the CWUTIL.INC in your global map (global embeds) as indicated below in the help ::

To add this function to your existing applications, you need only include the CWUTIL.INC file in the Global Map section of your program:




RE: create new directory

Thanks ShankarJ

...but I don't found this file on my Clarion folder. Where I could have it?

Good evening

RE: create new directory


Should be in the \<ClarionHome>\LIBSRC folder.


RE: create new directory

Good Evening

Many thanks. I have not such a file in my C5ee.

I found it in the C6ee on my job, but it don't works with C5 (message =>  
expected: <ID> ][,=

I can't use c6 because first it's not mine (;-D) and I use a very good template (coollook menu) witch don't works in C6.

Unfortunatly, I think the only way for me is to use run('command.com ...') but when I try

run('command.com /c mkdir /SiteWeb/Photos/',1) it don't works

Maybe an error on the command line????

Bests regards

RE: create new directory


wrong syntax, try this:

run('command.com /c mkdir \SiteWeb\Photos',1)
(Directory SITEWEB have to exist)


RE: create new directory

Many thanks for your help

I try a lot of way (without /c option to see what apened)

run('command.com mkdir /SiteWeb/Photos/',1
run('command.com mkdir \SiteWeb\Photos\',1

run('command.com md Photos',1)

run('command.com md /Photos/',1)

Every time I have this dos error

"Specified  command search directory bad
too many parameters"

but if I do

md photos

in the dos windows, its OK

RE: create new directory

If you start command.com with run, cmd need a parameter:

/c : Carries out the command specified by string and then stops.
/k : Carries out the command specified by string and continues.
/s : Modifies the treatment of string after /c or /k.
/q : Turns the echo off.
/d : Disables execution of AutoRun commands.
/a : Creates American National Standards Institute (ANSI) output.
/u : Creates Unicode output.
/t:fg : Sets the foreground f and background g colors. The following tables lists valid hexadecimal digits that you can use as the values for f and g


RE: create new directory

in french


run('command.com /k mkdir Tests1',1) works fine ... so I may be able to do what I want (I hope)

Many thanks

have a good day



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