I have a script that reads my iCloud and pulls a certain file. This file is a .txt. File. Can I view that txt file as a html?
Here’s an example that writes some HTML to a .txt file and then reads it back in and displays it as HTML. The last line is the key for what you want.
//Text file for HTML const textFilePath = "/var/mobile/Library/Mobile Documents/iCloud~dk~simonbs~Scriptable/Documents/htmlcontent.txt"; //Set-up a local file manager object instance let fmLocal = FileManager.local(); //Write some test HTML fmLocal.writeString(textFilePath, "<h2>Just a Heading</h2><ul><li><strong>BOLD</strong></li><li><em>italic</li><ul>"); //Read the file content and display it as HTML WebView.loadHTML(fmLocal.readString(textFilePath));
Hope that helps.
It definitely helps!! Thank you! But what if the txt file is already in the iCloud directory?
The example just showed writing it as well to ensure it worked when it read it back in.
However given the sandboxing in iCloud, if you want to read a file outside of the Scriptable folder I think you have to browse for it (I get a’null’ content if I use the direct file URL) like this.
//Browse for a file let utis = ["public.plain-text"]; let fileURLs = await DocumentPicker.open(utis); //Get the file URL let fileURL = fileURLs; //Read the file content and display it as HTML let fmLocal = FileManager.local(); WebView.loadHTML(fmLocal.readString(fileURL));