Extracting Resources from MacOS X Resource Files

Dave dave at looktowindward.com
Fri Jan 23 07:33:23 EST 2009


Hi,

I control-clicked the file and it doesn't seem to be a package, it  
looks like a regular file. If I open it with ThemePark, I can see the  
contents.

All the Best
Dave


On 22 Jan 2009, at 19:16, stephen barncard wrote:

> Have you opened (control-click) the package and looked through all the
> files/folders inside? .rsrc is a special os type that's actually a
> folder.
> -- An example is the .rtfd 'file' that is created by saving an RTF
> document with graphics in TextEdit.   In that case, it was really just
> a folder with a .png and a .rtf file inside. This is what Apple came
> up with when they had to move their 'Resource Fork' metaphor to a
> different file system.
> I quite like the OSX packaging system of today (making a Rev
> standalone inside a package with splash - I have it all, a stand alone
> for the client but an easily modified system with all the source code
> and tools), but in the pre-rev Hypercard world, resource forks were a
> godsend. That's where the XCMDS, sounds, pictures, code, fonts,
> everything except data was stored, which of course was in the DATA
> fork. I used many, many, TEXT resources like we use custom properties
> in Rev today. You could even put executable Hypertalk into these
> resources. This was a system thing; and other apps could get access to
> the same resources.
> This is not the same now in Rev as pictures and sounds are stored in a
> proprietary format, I'm sure to preserve cross-platform compatibility.
> Say, nobody's written a 'Resource Mover' for Rev yet.....
> maybe I will.
> sqb
> 2009/1/22 Dave <dave at looktowindward.com>
>>
>> On 22 Jan 2009, at 16:18, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>
>>> Dave wrote:
>>>
>>>> I just want to be able to access this rsrc file to get an icns  
>>>> file, then access the icns file to get the rendered version of  
>>>> the Icon at a given resolution.
>>>
>>> If it is just a one-time thing to extract particular icons, you  
>>> could save a lot of time by just using Graphic Converter. It will  
>>> extract all the icons for you and save them to disk.
>>
>> GC will open .icns files, but not MacOS X .rsrc files, so I'd  
>> still need a way to get the .icns resources into separate files.
>>
>> But , no, unfortunately I want to be able to obtain the rendered  
>> icon from a .icns file and this file is stored on a removable  
>> volume. When the volume is mounted, I want to be able to grab the  
>> icon from the file on the volume.
>>
>> Is there really no way to access MacOS X .rsrc (theme) files under  
>> RunRev or a way get an Icon and a rendered image?
>>
>> All the Best
>> Dave
>>
>>
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