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Renaming a Library Programmatically

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Manually, I can open a .lvlib file, Save As ..., then select Rename.  Then all of the owned items will be linked to the new name.  I want to do that programmatically.

 

This doesn't work: 

paul_cardinale_0-1664982241107.png  All the owned items are still linked to the old (still existing) .lvlib file.

 

This doesn't work:

paul_cardinale_1-1664982348924.png   It throws an error because the original .lvlib file exists on disk.

 

This does work:

paul_cardinale_2-1664982425383.png  But it's a private method.  Is there a way to accomplish the same thing without using a private method?

 

 

 

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It seems you need to Save a Copy (and remove the old one), that worked for me.

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@paul_cardinale wrote:

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That path takes me back 20 years 😁.

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wiebe@CARYA wrote:

@paul_cardinale wrote:

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That path takes me back 20 years 😁.


Hah! I didn't react to the A:! It didn't work because Paul forgot his floppy!

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@Yamaeda wrote:

wiebe@CARYA wrote:

@paul_cardinale wrote:

paul_cardinale_0-1664982241107.png 


That path takes me back 20 years 😁.


Hah! I didn't react to the A:! It didn't work because Paul forgot his floppy!


MY first box of 10 floppy disks cost $90.  Each disk held 320,000 bytes.

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8 inchers?

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@Yamaeda wrote:

8 inchers?


No, 5 1/4".  When I bought the computer, I was somewhat concerned about the fact that it had 5 1/4" instead of 8" because at the time, there was no standard for the 5 1/4" floppies; there were a variety of different formats.

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Ouch.  That's very expensive discs.

What year was that?

I remember 3 1/2" disc only cost $1 in 1987.

 

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@zou wrote:

Ouch.  That's very expensive discs.

What year was that?

I remember 3 1/2" disc only cost $1 in 1987.

 


1983

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@zou wrote:

Ouch.  That's very expensive discs.

What year was that?

I remember 3 1/2" disc only cost $1 in 1987.

 


As a side note, today, cost/bit of electronic memory is more than 100 million times less than in 1980.

So the amount of storage in a card/stick that costs $10 today would have cost more than one billion dollars in 1980 (and those are 1980 dollars).

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