copy file on Mac

Chipp Walters chipp at
Mon May 8 21:42:49 EDT 2006

Thanks to everyone who replied.

Let me get this right. You all are saying Macs _CAN'T LAUNCH A FILE 

I understood why this was in MacOS9, but you would think that would've 
changed by is 2006 and the OS is supposedly modern. Surely 
there is a setting somewhere which manages all this? After all, we do 
live in a world with more than one OS.

Or, do I need to create a lookup table and reset filetypes for each and 
every file downloaded? How do all of you do this?

Thanks again for your comments!


Ken Ray wrote:
> On 5/8/06 6:49 PM, "Mark Schonewille" <m.schonewille at>
> wrote:
>>Hi Chipp,
>>Check the file and creator type of the original file and make sure to
>>the filetype before using the put url command.
> And FYI, for Office 2004 for Mac, the creator is "XCEL" and the type is
> "XLS8" (case sensitive).
> If for some reason the .xls file has resources in it, you might also want to
> do a "resfile:" copy as well, as in:
> set the fileType to "XCELXLS8"
> put URL ("binfile:" & "text.xls") into URL ("binfile:" & "text2.xls")
> put URL ("resfile:" & "text.xls") into URL ("resfile:" & "text2.xls")

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