FileFormat for uploading/downloading OS X apps
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Thu Nov 4 08:33:35 CST 2004
Another point is that OS X apps are *NOT* files -- they are "Bundles",
which are actually folders disguised as files. If you try to treat the
app as a file you are likely to run into problems with transfers like
this. You need some kind of archive mechanism to be able to transfer
the entire application as a folder, not as a file. That is why
something like Stuffit is needed.
Another idea is to place the app into a disk image (a .dmg file) using
Apple's Disk Utility.
Assuming you have OS X.3:
Open Disk Utility (in Applications/Utilities) and click the "New Image"
button in the toolbar. Provide a location for the image, and specify
the size you need (at least large enough to hold the application
bundle), and encryption if desired, then make sure that read/write is
specified as the disk image format. Save the image file. When the
image has been created, Disk Utility will automatically mount the image
as a disk, which you can simply copy the application to. The disk
image (.dmg file) is a simple file, which should be easy to transmit
across the internet. Double-clicking on the resulting file under an OS
X system will then mount the image as a disk again, so that you can
access the application inside. You could alternatively create a
read-only disk image, even a compressed one, if you take the time to
figure out how.
Maybe someone else knows how to mount a disk image using a shell() call
or something similar?
On Nov 3, 2004, at 1:30, Andre Garzia wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2004, at 1:45 AM, RGould8 at aol.com wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me the preferred method for uploading and downloading
>> Mac OS
>> X apps from http servers via Revolution?
> I don't know what you're trying to do, but, one way is to use stuffit
> to compress and libURL for the download/upload. StuffIt works great
> and preserves the MacOS resource forks. Another way, is to use gzip
> compression, you can script a stack to compress something using gzip
> and to upload/download the file to the server...
> Andre Alves Garzia ð 2004 ð BRAZIL
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