[Paraview] pathnames in .pvsm files

Andrew Maclean andrew.amaclean at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 01:15:28 EDT 2007

This is an issue relating to cross-platform usage of the ParaView .pvsm

The problem I have is that when I create a .pvsm file under Windows and then
move the file and associated datafiles to Linux, the absolute pathnames to
the data files won't work (obviously). I now hand edit the file and convert
the pathnames to relative pathnames which seems to work Ok.

How difficult would it be to use relative paths (relative to the .pvsm file)
and add the path to the .pvsm file when locating the datafiles.

E.g If I created the .pvsm file in Windows my datafile may be called:
"C:\Documents and Settings\amaclean\My
However if I am in Linux the datafile will end up in some directory such as:

So would it be possible to store these paths as relative to where the .pvsm
file is stored? E.g ./bench.vtp and then let ParaView add the pathname of
the .pvs, file to these names?

Are there any problems/issues that the developers can see?
I am happy to add it as a feature request if people think it is worthwhile
(I do as we have people working on different platforms in the field without
a central file server).


Andrew J. P. Maclean
Centre for Autonomous Systems
The Rose Street Building J04
The University of Sydney  2006  NSW
Ph: +61 2 9351 3283
Fax: +61 2 9351 7474
URL: http://www.acfr.usyd.edu.au/
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