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I have a question regarding FSSpec in C
I do not know what its structure is??

I need to access a file whose name I know and want to use FSSpec to open it or do any other kind of access with it.

Can we identify the FSSpec of a file which is going to be created on the disk?

It would be helpful if u could give me a site to help me find more details on everything associated to file handling..it could be any kind of file.  My file contains image data and is created by a software known as IPLab.
AnubaAsked:
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The_RavenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
FSSpec is a structure that is located in the Files.h file in the Universal Headers (from Apple).

struct FSSpec {
      short            vRefNum;
      long            parID;
      StrFileName  name;
};

(StrFileName = a Str63 on MacOS)

To fill an FSSpec structure use the following call:

FSMakeFSSpec(short vRefNum,long dirID,
ConstStr255Param fileName,FSSpec *spec);

Use the FSSpec to pass into FSOpen(...)

Resources:

http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/mac/Files/Files-2.html

Hope it helps
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AnubaAuthor Commented:
Thank u for ur suggestion, but my question isn't fully answered.  The problem is that I want say the user to decide where that file must be held.  So let's say he decide to create this new file in a directory called A.  Now how does one get the dirID/parID and vRefNum to pass to the function FSMakeFSSpec,  I don't have any idea about that.  

My software must be able to get a filename from the user and then be able to store the images captured in it.  For this I thought of using the StandardGetFile function, but then whatever is the directory or vrefnum must be known or received for me to pass it to FSMakeFSSpec.

Thanks again Raven,
Anita.
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trottieaCommented:
Maybe you should use StandardPutFile instead of StandardGetFile.
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The_RavenCommented:
StandardFileReply myReply;

StandardPutFile("Save as:", "Default Name", myReply);

if (myReply.sfGood == true)
{
  FSpCreate(myReply.sfFile, 'ttxt', 'TEXT', smSystemScript);


}


There is a little sample.
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