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I want to get the URL from a file I have in my Sites folder. I’ve tried with fileURLWithPath in NSURL, but what I get is file://localhost/Users/username/Sites/filename and I want the adress that could be used from another machine; something like How can I get this address?

You would have to create it. Get the IP address using [[NSHost currentHost] address] and then use NSString’s stringByAppendingPathComponent method to append to that the current OS X user name and then the file name. That make sense?

I’m not sure what the best way to get the username is, but since the path “~” applies to the /User// folder, you could maybe do... @"~" stringByExpandingTildeInPath] lastPathComponent] (untested!)

There’s also a [[NSHomeDirectory() function

Or if you are just looking for the user’s name, NSUserName()

Something weird (to me) is happening when I delete the last component of a URL’s absoluteString :

NSMutableArray *filesArray = [NSMutableArray arrayWithArray:[openPanel URLs]]; NSLog(@”absoluteString : %@”, filesArray objectAtIndex:0] absoluteString]); [[NSLog(@”cuttedString : %@”, [[filesArray objectAtIndex:0] absoluteString] stringByDeletingLastPathComponent]);

It returns :

2006-03-03 12:55:46.062 SAM[1383] absoluteString : file://localhost/Users/stephane/Desktop/caution.gif 2006-03-03 12:55:46.063 SAM[1383] cuttedString : file:/localhost/Users/stephane/Desktop/

As you can see, there is a “/” missing after “file:” on the second log. What is happening?

These functions are intended to work on a path, not a UR. It’s seeing the //, which is redundant in a path, and eliminating the redundancy. You should work only on the path part of your URL if you want to use path utilities to manipulate it.

You’re right, I used [[filesArray objectAtIndex:0] path]); instead of absoluteString, worked on the path, and then built the NSURL object with the fileURLWithPath: method and it’s working now.