FileTypes and Creators

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Thu Feb 11 15:34:46 EST 2010


tar in the shell

man tar in terminal

 tar -cjf foo.tar.bz2 bar/
              create  bzipped  tar  archive  of  the  directory   bar
called
              foo.tar.bz2


fast and efficient. does what you want, preserves file folder hierarchy.
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Stephen Barncard
San Francisco
http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev


On 11 February 2010 14:54, Ray Horsley <ray at linkit.com> wrote:

> What I've actually got is a folder of about 1000 tiny GIF files, about 4K
> each, and I'm trying to setup an automatic download both on Mac and Windows.
>  The download at 4 megs with so many files takes forever unless I compress
> the files using zip on the Mac and StuffIt on Windows to make an SEA.
>  Windows works nice and transparently since StuffIt for Windows lets me
> prepare the SEA so it auto extracts in the same folder and self deletes.
>  The problem on the Mac side is the zip file does not self extract since I
> can't count on Archive Utility being there (sometimes it's call "BOM
> Archive" or something weird).  Even if I use Rev's launch command to try to
> extract from the zip file it returns true in the result but does nothing.
>  Unfortunately StuffIt for Mac doesn't let me set it up to extract to the
> same folder which means I have to prompt the user to determine where things
> go, definitely a no-no in educational software.  Rev's compress feature
> doesn't seem to let me combine multiple files into a single file.  Any
> ideas?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ray Horsley
> LinkIt! Software
>
> On Feb 11, 2010, at 11:04 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
>
>  RE file types and creators, this is a utility that every mac developer
>> should have. It allows examination and batch change of file types and
>> creators.
>>
>> FILE TYPE AND CREATOR
>> http://www.frederikseiffert.de/filetype/
>>
>> This is a great companion for batch suffix OR any name changes:
>> R-NAME
>> http://movieconverter.online.fr/DL/R-NameUB.zip
>>
>> the original author and his website have disappeared, but someone has
>> kindly
>> recompiled from the source code this version, Universal, which works with
>> Mac OS10.5.8 PPC for me. There is some word that this utility destroys
>> spotlight comments, no biggie for me.
>>
>> Both are Donationware products that I've used for years.
>> -------------------------
>> Stephen Barncard
>> San Francisco
>> http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev
>>
>>
>> On 11 February 2010 10:50, stephen barncard <
>> stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
>>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>
>>  If type and creator are not listed, then they are empty and whatever
>>> created the files did not include that information in the file - it's not
>>> automatic on file creation.
>>> -------------------------
>>> Stephen Barncard
>>> San Francisco
>>> http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11 February 2010 13:28, Ray Horsley <Ray at linkit.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Anybody know how to find out what these 8 characters are for any given
>>>> Mac
>>>> file?  I'm particularly interested in .zip files but it would be nice to
>>>> know how to ascertain this for any Mac file.  Getting the "long files"
>>>> or
>>>> the detailed files" usually leaves off the 11th param which is just what
>>>> I'm
>>>> looking for; the creator and file type.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Ray Horsley
>>>> LinkIt! Software
>>>>
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