gzip & Mac File Types
BradAllen at mac.com
Sat Sep 14 11:32:01 EDT 2002
>This is fine for determining what app should open what file; but is
>essentially useless for determining the original file type & creator
>of a file that is now compressed and awaiting decompression.
>Right now I'm leaning toward adding my own header with creator &
>file type to the file data before compressing. This means my
>decompress will only expand gzips created by my compression
>menuItem...not as general as I would like; but it gets the main job
I wonder if there are any OS X command line tools available to binhex
the file before compressing it into gzip. That would retain the
resource fork + type and creator code, wouldn't it?
Under Mac OS 9, I think you can binhex a file using Applescript and
URL Access Scripting.
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