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Run IDE but cannot see any files

Created Fri, 05 Aug 2011 08:16:33 +0000 by tthtlc


Fri, 05 Aug 2011 08:16:33 +0000

I downloaded the latest mpide (today) and executed the "mpide" binary, and after opening the examples/1.Basics/DigitalReadSerial directory, I cannot see any pde files in the MPIDE gui, but doing a ls:

ls -al total 4 drwxr-xr-x 2 tteikhua tteikhua 88 2011-08-05 15:01 . drwxr-xr-x 7 tteikhua tteikhua 200 2011-06-20 02:30 .. -rwxr-xr-x 1 tteikhua tteikhua 300 2011-06-20 02:30 DigitalReadSerial.pde

so the file is there. why?


Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:01:54 +0000

Hi tthtlc:

Sorry your having difficulties here. I'm personally not running Linux but I'll be sure to pass along your issues to the core team. In the meantime, I'll log this issue on our github repository.


Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:42:40 +0000

The following are the first things to check. If this fails to resolve I'll need more information.

The first time Mpide is launched you can choose where you're own code is saved. That becomes the default for all future saved modified, and new files you created. All the examples are stored in a read only folder, and any modifications the IDE prompts you to save in your own folder area. It automatically makes a new directory with the file in based of the file name.

If you don't select the same folder as you picked for Arduino the you will have an empty new directory for sketches to go into and you won't see the Arduino sketches you have worked on.

I would need the "pwd" to see the full path to help debug the issue.

Also, you could reconfigure the defaults by removing the .mpide diectory and running the software again and set it to a different directory.