Way to retrieve creator-type of OS X files?

Robert Brenstein rjb at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Thu Sep 16 10:21:36 EDT 2004

Yes, AppleScript will work but if you need to do it repeatedly for a 
large number of files, this will be way slow.


>Can this be done through AppleScript?  It is platform-specific anyway...
>On Sep 16, 2004, at 6:19 AM, Robert Brenstein wrote:
>>>I've seen lots of documentation on how to SET creator-types in Mac 
>>>OS X for new files that are being downloaded by Revolution, but 
>>>I'm having trouble finding the command that will tell you the 
>>>file/creator code of a pre-existing file on a Mac OS X hard-drive. 
>>>Can anyone tell me what that command  is?
>>>For instance, if I've got a Rev app that uploads a series of jpg, 
>>>gifs,  psd,
>>>illustrator files, etc to a server, I'd like to preserve all those 
>>>when they get downloaded again with Revolution.  I'd like a means  of
>>>automating this so I don't have a giant if-then statement of extensions and
>>As far as I know, there is no way to get finder information for a 
>>single file within Rev. You can use the detailed files to get this 
>>for the whole folder but it is really not optimal if one needs such 
>>an info for just a single file in a folder full of hundreds of 
>>Also, if you are concerned about retaining file/creator codes, you 
>>could/should retain also other finder info like file labels. 
>>Unfortunately, there is no way to get/set them from within 
>>Revolution as far as I know.
>>Theoretically, you should be able to use Rinaldi's externals 
>>GetFInfo and SetFInfo. I say theoretically because GetFInfo causes 
>>a hard crash and both Frederic and RunRev folks blame the other 
>>(see bug 855). Furthermore, there are no OSX versions of those 
>>IMHO it would be reasonable to support platform-specific features 
>>like these through an external.
>>Robert Brenstein
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