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Re: Advice on co with mac for file type/creator

From: David Pratt <fairwinds_at_eastlink.ca>
Date: 2006-12-08 22:19:46 CET

Hi Ryan. Thank you for your reply. I do not generally worry about
creator types in mac either since file extensions are good enough for
opening applications. The trouble I had was more to do with BBEdit. It
did not want to do multi folder search/search replace on files where
the type is empty. I managed to solve this problem today by adding file
extension mappings to my BBEdit Language preferences. Everything works
the way I want. Just need to add any additional mappings a time goes on.

A second issue I ran into recently is using a dotted folder name - using
a namespace together with the word menu like 'mynamespace.menu'.

Since I am developing in python, I create folders in subversion to
keep namespace packages sorted out. This feature is common with
repositories like svn.zope.org and other python repositories also. If I
do a check out, it thinks the folder is a mac app file and not a folder.
The .menu is what mac interprets as part of an app. This type of folder
naming convention is not an issue on unix or windows (of course) and
only appears on a check out. Not sure anything can be done about this
one though. Many thanks.


Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2006, at 11:33, David Pratt wrote:
>> Hi. When I co from a svn repository on my mac, the file type and
>> creator are most often empty. I realize I can batch process folders to
>> set types based on extensions but I am wondering if someone has a
>> better solution for this - or can advise on how they cope with this.
>> Many thanks.
> Not really. Subversion does not store type / creator information, or
> resource forks. It stores the data fork only.
> On Mac OS X, I have not had to worry about type / creator information in
> many years; are you sure you have to? For example, if you have a bunch
> of, say, .txt files, and by default these open into, I don't know,
> TextEdit maybe, and you would rather use BBEdit, then just click one of
> the .txt files in the Finder, Get Info on it, in the Open With section
> select BBEdit, then click the Change All button, and from then on, all
> .txt files will open into BBEdit. No need to muck with type / creator
> codes ever again.
> Does that help you?
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