FileTypes and Creators
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Thu Feb 11 14:34:46 CST 2010
tar in the shell
man tar in terminal
tar -cjf foo.tar.bz2 bar/
create bzipped tar archive of the directory bar
fast and efficient. does what you want, preserves file folder hierarchy.
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
> 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
>> FILE TYPE AND CREATOR
>> This is a great companion for batch suffix OR any name changes:
>> the original author and his website have disappeared, but someone has
>> 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
>> On 11 February 2010 10:50, stephen barncard <
>> stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
>> 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
>>> 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
>>>> 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"
>>>> the detailed files" usually leaves off the 11th param which is just what
>>>> looking for; the creator and file type.
>>>> Ray Horsley
>>>> LinkIt! Software
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