Writing to the resource fork

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon May 31 02:01:49 EDT 2010

Mark - try my modified version of Troz's stack ( I hope it's ok, Sarah )

go stack URL("

it 'copies' now by reading from one resource using getResource and setting
the data to another on another file using setResource().
CopyResource does not seem to work but this does... I've copied resources to
text files, and jpg files so far..

And by my copying resources between files, you have all the par

I've changed my mind about using the resource fork today. I hope this
feature can be used for a while. It might be quite handy for adding metadata
to 'ordinary' looking text files.  But only on Macs.

   These files will of course probably choke on PCs or will be separated
into something else....

On 30 May 2010 12:37, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com>wrote:

> Stephen,
> From my first e-mail on this topic:
>  I am trying to use the setResource function, but it doesn't work. I tried
>> it with Rev 4.0 on Mac OS X 10.5 and Rev 2.6.1 on Mac OS 9.2.2. With both
>> systems, I get the same result: the resource is created (including ID, name
>> and flags, but the data are not written to it.
> Perhaps I should add that Mac OS 9.2.2 wasn't running in Classic or in an
> emulator. I used Mac OS 9.2.2 to boot the machine.
> --
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> On 30 mei 2010, at 21:30, stephen barncard wrote:
>  Perhaps the problem is Snow Leopard -
>> We should assume the old resource fork is officially unsupported and not
>> working in SN. They've been planning on removing resource forks from files
>> for a decade.
>> Back in the hypercard days, one could use the resource fork like today's
>> custom properties in Rev. I would store text, sounds, binaries, images as
>> resources.
>> I remember the resource system wasn't as robust as Rev as far as file
>> integrity; there would be occasional problems with resources, but it
>> worked
>> pretty well.
>> Have you tried this on another machine, perhaps one running Tiger or
>> below?
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