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Tech Tip: Displaying a file or folder
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004.3 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: May 5, 2006

You can display a file or folder using the Show on Disk command. This commands takes the pathname to the folder or file as parameter. You can also pass an optional asterisk (*) parameter to display contents of folder. A standard window of the operating system will be opened to show the file or folder. Below is an example that displays the m1.txt file:

SHOW ON DISK("C:\\test\\m1.txt")

When displaying the content of a folder, pass the * parameter to the command. For instance,
the code below will display the m1 folder.

SHOW ON DISK("C:\\test\\m1")

While the code below will display the content of the m1 folder.

SHOW ON DISK("C:\\test\\m1";*)