I know that soundfiler essentially reads and writes .aiff files by copying into and out of arrays.
Is there a way to delete files from within a running PD patch without using a dialogue box?
Here is the problem I'm trying to solve:
I have a 16 track looper which uses a combination of delay lines as buffers and self-overwriting arrays for the loops. I have 100 save slots where you can save tracks (copy the arrays to .aifff files), then load those .aiffs into the track arrays.
All of this uses hardware and does not use any screens, keyboards or mice. The problem is that those 100 slots fill up quickly, so I'd like to be able to delete the contents of slots -- again, this needs to be "automatic" without using any dialogue boxes or anything like that. It's easy to keep track of the names, they would just be 0-100.aiff, essentially. So I would know I want to delete 4.aiff for example. Is there a way to do that?