Re insert file type and creator
katir at hindu.org
Mon Jul 28 23:28:11 CDT 2008
J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Sivakatirswami wrote:
>> semi urgent...
>> Recent upgrade on the fab photo processing tool DXO got us in trouble
>> because it's outputting .tiff files with no resource fork and
>> dropping the creator and type on OSX 10.5.4
>> The pre-press team is asking me if i can write a widget to poke TIFF
>> and 8BIM back into the type and creator slots of the resource fork...
>> Anyone know if we can do this in revolution?
> You've probably already done this with the AppleScript solution, but
> for future reference, you can set a Mac file type using the "filetype"
> property. So all you'd need to do is something like this:
> set the filetype to "????TIFF"
> put url ("binfile:myfile") into url ("binfile:myNewFile")
> Just for the record, if you are trying to set a file type on stacks,
> you need to use the "stackfiletype" instead.
I saw the docs on setting the filetype as an environment global before
put fld "Listing" into tFiles
repeat for each line x in tFiles
put gCTCPath &"/"& (item 1 of x) into tFile
set the filetype to "8BIMTIFF"
put url ("binfile:"&tFile) into url ("binfile:"&tFile&"-1")
works fine. But we prefer to avoid copying these files (some are huge)
For the applescript solution, my rev code is working but not my
applescript (there is no "the" in the
syntax, which i found on the web:)
My script builds this script which should work (I always test in
tell application "Finder"
set creator type of "Macintosh HD:Users:sivakatirswami:Desktop:_temp:a
tst creator:image.tiff" to "8BIM"
set file type of "Macintosh HD:Users:sivakatirswami:Desktop:_temp:a tst
creator:image.tiff" to "8BIM"
generates an error:
Can’t set «class fcrt» of "Macintosh
HD:Users:sivakatirswami:Desktop:_temp:a tst creator:image.tiff" to "8BIM".
And since I don't have a clue what "class fcrt" means... I'm stuck.
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