[fpc-pascal] How to start fp with self-selected *.pas-file

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Apr 28 13:16:38 CEST 2015

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On 28 Apr 2015, at 12:15, Tomas Hajny wrote:

> On Tue, April 28, 2015 11:20, Sven Barth wrote:
>> Am 28.04.2015 08:34 schrieb "Christian Ingo Fahrner" <
>> christian-ingo.fahrner at fernuni-hagen.de>:
>>> Dear sirs,
>>> thank you for the free pascal compiler, I am a student at
>> www.fernuni-hagen.de.
>>> When starting free pascal compiler, there is a preselected *.pas  
>>> that
>> appears its programcode. As I tried to delete the preselected file,  
>> there
>> was an error like 'cannot load, file is missing'.
>>> How is it possible both to delete the automatical entry of code  
>>> and to
>> select a different, maybe a self-template code?
>> Do you mean you started the command-line compiler ("fpc") or the  
>> text mode
>> IDE ("fp")?
> I guess that the e-mail subject combined with the description  
> suggests the
> latter (i.e. it is indeed the FP IDE, not the compiler). If this
> assumption is correct, the issue may be related to desktop (of the  
> IDE)
> saved from some previous session. From this point of view, the  
> possible
> answers might be:
> 1) If you remove file fp.dsk stored either in the directory, from  
> which fp
> is started, or in the user home directory (the exact location  
> depends on
> the used operating system / platform), or possibly in some system-wide
> shared location (again depending on the operating system /  
> platform), the
> IDE should not try to load any particular file any longer.
> 2) Regarding the setup of something else you _want_ to open at start,
> there are several options. First, you may simply start the IDE with a
> command line parameter specifying the file to open. This may be  
> specified
> e.g. in the shortcut / launch object / whatever it is called on your  
> host
> platform, or you may use this option together with association of the
> respective file type with the IDE and then opening the file  
> automatically
> in the IDE. Second, you might open the needed file on your (IDE)  
> desktop,
> have the desktop saved and disable the option for automatically  
> saving the
> desktop state when exiting the program. That way the IDE always starts
> with the same windows open, etc. Third, you might simply start the IDE
> without anything open by default and open files or create them based  
> on
> the existing or newly created template (File -> New from template).
> In order to switch from assumptions to facts, we should preferably  
> know /
> understand:
> 1) Which host platform is this (MS Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.)?
> 2) Is the question related to a new installation, or an existing
> installation provided and maintained by someone else (e.g. in the
> University lab)?
> Tomas
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