File Types and Creator Codes

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Thu Sep 24 19:20:17 EDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 2:48 AM, Ian Wood <revlist at> wrote:
> You can get them via AppleScript - 'the creator type' and 'the file type'.
> Just be aware that there is a big developer sh*tstorm blowing up about file
> and creator codes being deprecated on Snow Leopard - instead it basically
> just uses file extensions to decide what app to open when double-clicking on
> a file. :-(

Interesting article about UTIs, which seem to be a better & more
flexible alternative to creator codes.


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