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Thanks Jeff. I'm using 5.2 still so I can't use that new
command. The spawn trick works in windows as well,
with no modifications necessary.
Jeff Jones wrote:
> "Christopher W. O'Dell" wrote:
> > Is there anyway to create a directory in your OS from within
> > IDL?
> > I keep running into problems using the SAVE function, when I
> > have forgotten to create the directory to which I am
> > saving. I just want to add a line of code that checks if
> > the directory exists, and if it doesn't it makes the
> > directory.
> > BTW, I'm running on a Windows platform (your are welcome to
> > make fun of me at this point...)
> > Thanks,
> > Chris O'Dell
> > UW-Madison Physics Dept.
> Here is what I do under Unix in IDL 5.1:
> dir = '/the/directory/im/looking/for/'
> ; Create the directory, if necessary.
> check = findfile( dir, count=direxists )
> if (direxists eq 0) then spawn, 'mkdir '+dir
> I am sure something equivalent can be done in Windows.