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[REBOL] Re: [protect-system] does not work [user.r]

From: maximo::meteorstudios::com at: 15-Apr-2004 14:20

Hi Arie, its been a while since user.r was a topic well, the beta versions treat the user.r the same, its just that its content is not set by the install tool. There is no installation, so rebol does not copy rebol.exe into your home with a copy of user.r (which very few even realize happens). It gets quite complex because in addition to the rebol.exe directory and your user/home directory, the user.r can ALSO be sourced in any icon's current directory or specifed startup dir... It is quite possible that your current install setup does not properly map to any user.r file. at home, to get user.r to be sourced properly in beta versions, I must: -Create a shortcut to the rebol.exe version I want -Clear the field of startup directory within the shortcut properties. -put a user.r file in the location of the exe -Drag the reblet.r file ON THE SHORTCUT. dragging the same reblet on he actual executable will fail! -you can also set the .r association to a specific version, in which case double clicking on a reblet, will equate to dragging it on the shortcut. I also add a print statement in ALL my user.r which prints what-dir. This will tell you where the user.r was sourced. also, do a search of your machine for user.r files... the first time I noticed that user.r was a slippery file to locate, I had 4 user.r files here and there and depending on the way the script was started, any one of the 4 files would be used and that's with the release version only!!! So, deleting the redundant ones will force rebol.exe to fallback on a shorter list of files, but in the end, the one in the same directory as rebol.exe tends to be the one used. and in some cases (like if you have a %home% env variable) it might not want to fallback to other directories. I did not confirm this with version 1.2.46 specifically, but that's how its been so far with beta versions. HTH! -MAx --- You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but in the end, being part of the problem is much more fun.