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[Help!] calling a ZTM file and inserted commas   [Help!]

By: wpeluso       
Date: Jul 29,2023 at 15:21
In Response to: [Help!] calling a ZTM file and inserted commas (Ben Kent)

> > Below is a piece of a ZTM file.
> >
> > 1.
> >
> \,C,:\users\airch\desktop\,RET,ALT_L,U,ALT_M,F8,F,:\desktop\,RET,R,RET,Y,
> >
> > How do I execute @fill_laptop_desktop.ztm next ?
> >
>
> Type it into the F12 macro prompt, i.e.
>
> F12
> @fill_laptop_desktop.ztm
> RET
>
>
>
> Why not use the Treespec "F6 Windows folders" to get to the desktop,
> instead of hard coding?
> Why are you using a "," before ":"?
>
> This should work
> \,F6,d,RET,ALT_L,u,ALT_M,F8,F:\desktop,RET,r,RET,y,
>
>
> But why not use this commandline?
> robocopy "%userprofile%\Desktop" "F:\desktop" /mir
>
>
>
> > 2. Also, why are there extra commas thrown in some of the texts
> > sometimes?
> >
> > For example, the word "f,or", "l,aptop" and "d,esktop" below
> >
> >
> \,BKSP,BKSP,BKSP,BKSP,BKSP,BKSP,BKSP,BKSP,f,or,SPACE,l,aptop,SPACE,d,esktop\,RET,RET,f,*.lnk,COMMA,*,.url,RET,CTRL_T,CTRL_D,N,f,RET,
>
> I presume you recorded the macro, which would explain the "," before
> ":" point, I suspect that ZTree knows that the first characters are
> menu command letters, and inserts the comer, just in case one of the menu
> commands is meant.
>
> Are those BKSP's to get to the parent of Desktop? If so why not do one
> of these
> \,F6,u,RET
> \,F6,d,RET,LEFT
>
> You could also create a Ctrl-Letter marked Treespec history item to
> "for laptop desktop", then go to it using assuming you marked with
> "A", by doing this
> \,ALT_A
>
> With Treespec F5 Edit, you can make a history item, that uses an
> environment variable, like this
> %userprofile%\for laptop desktop
>
>
> Ben

Thanks Ben,
I have been a fan of ztree/xtree since around 1995 and am still learning.
There is a wealth of info in your reponse and I will certainly use it in the future.
Bill

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