J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Jul 11 22:02:44 CDT 2010
Andre Garzia wrote:
> For your mac os x programming pleasure:
Thanks. After staring at the problem all afternoon, I think I garbled my
request due to Fuzzy Brain Syndrome. What I need is a list of both
regular files and files that happen to be bundles, but does not include
apps, system things, or user folders. In other words, a list of any file
the user can double-click that would launch an app.
I can filter out apps by checking their extension. Now I need to figure
out how to remove user folders without removing bundles that are
actually user files, like the ones iApps make.
I got this far:
function getFiles -- assume directory is already set
put shell("ls -AF") into tFiles -- the "A" skips dot files
filter tFiles without ".*" -- but it doesn't strip .DS_Store :(
filter tFiles without "*.app*" -- remove apps
repeat for each line l in tFiles
if last char of l <> slash then -- normal file
put l & cr after tList
else -- bundle or folder; remove user folders, keep files
put l & "Contents/PkgInfo" into tTestFile
if there is a file tTestFile then -- iApp file
put char 1 to -2 of l & cr after tList
else if VOODOO -- MAGIC FILE TEST
-- MIRACULOUS IDENTIFICATION, ADD TO LIST
Checking for the pkgInfo file also eliminates plugins and .bundle files,
at least the ones I looked at. Not sure where to go from here, I need to
catch .rtfd files and similar. The .rtfd folders just contain a bunch of
regular files (and no Content folder,) which makes those bundles
indistinguishable from a user folder if you're just looking at file paths.
I just discovered the "ls -F" shell command, which is handy because it
gives a list of everything, with folders marked by a trailing slash.
That way you don't have to get the files and the folders separately and
then combine them.
I'll look at the link you and Mike Bonner mentioned, it does sound like
I need to look at some file flags. But if anyone's done this already I'd
love to freeload.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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