identifying macOS folders that are considered to be files?

Kee Nethery kee.nethery at elloco.com
Sat May 25 02:45:14 EDT 2019


Mark, Trevor,

Thank you. Will test tomorrow. Will report back. Thanks again

Kee Nethery

> On May 24, 2019, at 6:53 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I’m pretty sure bundles always have a PkgInfo file in them too - so you should (alternatively to using LCB) use ‘there is a file ...’.
> 
> Warmest Regards,
> 
> Mark.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On 24 May 2019, at 18:06, Trevor DeVore via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 7:35 PM kee nethery via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Is there any way for LiveCode to tell me that a macOS folder that gets
>>> listed with “the folders” is actually treated as a file? For example, .app
>>> is a file where View Package Contents is an option but the OS treats it as
>>> a single thing. Same with .numbers, .pages, and various other “files”. They
>>> can be opened up and the contents can be viewed.
>>> 
>>> Is there any way to know which “folders” are actually treated by the OS as
>>> files?
>>> 
>> 
>> If you don't get any pure LCS solutions you could use an extension. macOS
>> has an API for this:
>> 
>> https://developer.apple.com/documentation/appkit/nsworkspace/1529991-isfilepackageatpath?language=objc
>> 
>> I just tested it in my macOS test bed for extensions and it seems to work.
>> It is the NSWorkspaceIsFilePackageAtPath() handler in this file:
>> 
>> https://github.com/trevordevore/lc-macos-toolset/blob/master/NSWorkspace/nsworkspace.lcb
>> 
>> -- 
>> Trevor DeVore
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