Move files to folder in “External Files”
I started working on my first project by placing it in External Files/Pyista rather than in Script Library.
I now want to create a sub folder External Files/Pyista/calc move the script and ui file from Pyista to calc.
I touch Edit at the top of the panel, whose title is Pyista, and I am able to select the files I wish to move. I select the files to move and at the bottom of the panel I touch the icon of a folder with an arrow to the right. I am given a dialog that would allow me to move the files to the hierarchies topped with On This IPad or iCloud but there is no option for External Files so I can’t designate the newly created Calc directory.
For now I have created a directory within On this iPad, but I’m wondering why I can create a folder and files in External Files, but I can’t move files to the directory?
PS. I tried deleting this folder Files app. The folder continues to show in Pythonista, although when I click on it sometimes I get a message that says the file can’t be accessed.
So at this point I don’t know how to make the folder go away.
@wrishel, external files are a bit extra, in the sense that Pythonista was originally focused on the local files and iCloud.
If I need to move files and so on, I usually do it in the app whose ”external files” I have opened in Pythonista.
If that does not work for you, you can install stash (highly recommended in any case), and use the command line tools to move files, in bulk if needed. For that, you need to know the full path to the external directory, which you can get by placing and running a file in the external directory with the following contents:
import editor print(editor.get_path())
@mikael thanks. I can’t find a relevant app called “stash” in the App Store. Many apps show up on the search but mostly about banking or investing.
That being said I was able to accomplish deleting the directory with the Files app. What I can’t do is make the specious directory disappear from the Pythonista file panel that represents the top of the hierarchy.
I suspect that this wasn’t needed in prior versions of Pythonista, but it is now.
Is there a section of the forum that constitutes a “wish list” for future versions? Perhaps I should post it there.
For deleting the top level in the file panel, you mean that when you swipe left and ”Delete”, it does not go away?
a “wish list” for future versions
@mikael that was what I needed. Although I tried several things, it never occurred to me to swipe left.