Setting the 'Open With'

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Thu Sep 24 16:20:40 EDT 2009


sometimes I just cruse the docs looking for commands that I've never
tried and then get ideas....!

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Stephen Barncard
San Francisco
http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev



2009/9/24 Ray Horsley <Ray at linkit.com>:
> Very interesting Stephen!  I've never used these commands before.  They
> might just do the trick for me.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ray Horsley
> LinkIt! Software
>
> On Sep 24, 2009, at 10:41 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
>
>> you could use Tar from the shell or Rev's built in zip commands.
>> -------------------------
>> Stephen Barncard
>> San Francisco
>> http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev
>>
>>
>>
>> 2009/9/24 Ray Horsley <Ray at linkit.com>:
>>>
>>> Thanks Marty.  It's just slightly more complicated than that, though.  In
>>> my
>>> case I've got a zip file which a script in my standalone has downloaded.
>>>  I'd like to decompress it automatically from the same script but I don't
>>> know where "Archive Utility" is or what it's named on the end users
>>> machine.
>>>  On my machine it's System/Library/Core Services/Archive Utility.app but
>>> on
>>> a friend's machine I noticed it's named "BOMArchive Utility" instead of
>>> "Archive Utility".  Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Ray Horsley
>>> LinkIt! Software
>>>
>>> On Sep 24, 2009, at 10:08 AM, Marty Knapp wrote:
>>>
>>>> You can open a specific document with a specific application like this:
>>>>
>>>> launch "/MyDocumentsFolder/TheDocument.doc" with
>>>> "/Applications/MyApp.app"
>>>>
>>>> using the path of each. and assuming the the application is capable of
>>>> opening it.
>>>>
>>>> Marty Knapp
>>>>>
>>>>> On kind of a related note, anybody know how to set a file to open with
>>>>> a
>>>>> certain application?  This is manually done with the Get Info window on
>>>>> the
>>>>> Mac but I need to do this from within a script.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> Ray Horsley
>>>>> LinkIt! Software
>>>>>
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