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Hi there,

Ya, I was trying that... but how do I insert a variable in between the [[ ]] ... everything inside that becomes a literal string. I know I could write out to file [[ and then the file path and then ]] ...But how do you get, for instance...

filePath = "C:\\apples\\boo\\";
copyFile = [[ filePath ]];

So that copyFile becomes: [["C:\apples\boo\"]]

Thanks again!

Quoting Alex Queiroz <>:


On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM,  <> wrote:
I'm having a serious brain fart here.. I start off with a string that holds
a file path, something like aFilePath = "c:\\a\\b\\c\\d\\filename.blah.. As
I pass it around in Lua, it removes the \ and becomes C:\a\b\c.. and so on..
Now I save the filepath to a file, it gets saved as C:\a\b\c\d etc.. without
the added \\... now when i try to load up the file, I loose all \'s,
obviously because it think's these are escape sequences now... I shouldn't
have to replace these all the time with \\ ... how can I keep the file path
intact between saves and loads etc?

     You can write the string thus: aFilePath = [[c:\a\b\c\d\filename.blah]]


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