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Allegro CL version 8.1
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ask-user-for-existing-pathname

Arguments: prompt &key initial-directory initial-name stream allowed-types multiple-p change-current-directory-p share-aware-p default-extension

This function provides the service of prompting for one or more existing pathnames.

If multiple-p is nil (the default), returns the pathname of the selected file, or nil if none was chosen. If multiple-p is true, returns a list of selected files (even if only one is selected) or nil if none is selected. prompt should be a string explaining what is to be done with the selected file (e.g. "Choose file to open").

The arguments are:

This function uses the standard Common Dialog supplied by the platform's underlying windowing system for file selection. Internal Allegro CL file selection dialogs use this function.

GTK note

The arguments change-current-directory-p and share-aware-p have no effect on GTK because the underlying native GTK file selection dialog does not support such options.

See also ask-user-for-new-pathname and ask-user-for-directory. And see file-selection-buffer-size.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. This page was not revised from the 8.0 page.
Created 2009.9.22.

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Allegro CL version 8.1
Unrevised from 8.0 to 8.1. Moderate update since 8.1 release.
8.0 version