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Attribute Data Type: 

Attribute Default Value: 

Attribute Group: 

Attribute Purpose: 

Attribute Inherited from Preferences?   

Attribute Read-Only? 

Attribute Intrinsic? 

Attribute First Added: 

Attribute Altered: 

 file   [other file-type attributes]

 (not set - empty file string)

 General   [other General Group attributes]

 General data




 Already in v5.0.0


Specifies the OS path to the object (in POSIX form).

The object can be either a file or a folder. Only one file may be attached per note; to attach several files drop a folder containing the desired files. This linked asset may also be an OS alias to a file or folder.

Adding a new note to $File replaces the existing reference. $File can also be set by dropping a file on the File button of a text window's sidebar.

When opened via the sidebar, $File's contents is passed to Finder which opens a finder window (for folders) or opens the file according to the files OS-associated application.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Attributes : Attribute Data Types : File Attributes : File