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Sets the current directory to use.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Shell 7.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No
MBS( "Shell.SetCurrentDirectory"; ShellRef; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
ShellRef The reference number from the shell. $shell
Path The native path to the new directory. "/Users/cs/Desktop"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the current directory to use.
Keep empty for default, which is current directory of FileMaker.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Sets current directory to tmp:

MBS( "Shell.SetCurrentDirectory"; $shell; "/tmp" )

See also

This function checks for a license.

Created 11st November 2017, last changed 16th November 2017

Shell.SetCompletedScript - Shell.SetDataAvailableEvaluate