You've found an old wart - try using extra_files_path
I don't remember exactly why but it's write to files_path but read
from extra_files_path

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Nikhil Joshi <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> So I am writing XML files for an analysis pipeline.  The first step in the
> pipeline is to index the reference, the resulting files of which I have put
> into the files_path directory that I get from using $output.files_path.  But
> then I want to be able to get access to that path in a subsequent step when
> I choose the output of the indexing step as the input to the next step.  So
> I have the user choose the indexed output (which is just an html page with
> links to the indexed reference files), and then I try to use
> $input.files_path.... and that doesn't work.  Am I thinking about this in
> the right way?  How would I find the files_path that was created for the
> output of the previous step so that I can use it as an input directory for
> the current step?
> - Nik

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