file type

Scott Rossi scott at
Thu Mar 20 02:37:01 EST 2003

Recently, yves COPPE wrote:

> a macintosh question :
> I have a script which build the path to a file (an image)
> I get something like "Macintosh HD/.../.../imageName"
> Since on the mac there are files without extensions (.xxx)
> how can I check in the script if the image is a jpg file type ??

One way:

1) get the detailed file list of the directory where the JPEG is stored

2) extract the creator/type info (item 11) from the line containing your


Scott Rossi
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