Writing to the resource fork

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri May 28 23:46:47 CDT 2010


Joe, here's a good Mac Hex editor

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Developer-Tools/HexEditor.shtml

(free)

On 28 May 2010 19:58, Joe F. <joef1 at mac.com> wrote:

> I don't know about all that. I just moved to snow leopard so I don't even
> know if I have a hex editor available.
> If I open the file it looks empty; but I wouldn't know about resource fork
> reading on OS X, they all look like flat files to me.
>
> Here's the script I used in a button that creates the file with 2
> resources,then retrieves them to a field named "Notes":
>
> on mouseUp
>
>   -- Create file first
>    put empty into URL "binfile:~/desktop/resource test.dat"
>   get setResource("~/desktop/resource
> test.dat","TEXT",999,"Test","U","Hello World")
>    get setResource("~/desktop/resource
> test.dat","MARK",999,"Test","U","Hello World2")
>   put getResources("~/desktop/resource test.dat") into fld "Notes"
> end mouseUp
>
> Maybe they're not "real" resources; only some kind of special "rev"
> resources?
>
>
> On May 28, 2010, at 6:37 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>
> > Thanks, Joe. Have you checked, with a resource editor, that the resource
> was actually written to the file? Although your modified syntax might also
> work on my machine, it still won't work for all the other resource types :-(
> >
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> >
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> > On 29 mei 2010, at 00:24, Joe F. wrote:
> >
> >> Your example worked for me on OS X 10.6.3 when I made these changes.
> >>
> >>  put empty into URL "binfile:~/desktop/resource test.dat"
> >>  get setResource("~/desktop/resource
> test.dat","TEXT",999,"Test","U","Hello World")
> >>
> >>
> >
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