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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-12-08 22:40:09 CET

On Dec 8, 2006, at 15:19, David Pratt wrote:

> 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?
>
> 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.

True, on Mac OS X, directories whose names end in ".menu" are
considered to be MenuExtra bundles. The only suggestion I can make is
that if you intend to use these directories on Mac OS X, do not put
".menu" at the end of their names. I realize that the Zope developers
may be reluctant to change this. Unfortunately, if they do not remove
".menu" from the names of their directories, developing Zope on Mac
OS X will be exceptionally bizarre -- that is, if you intend to use
the Finder and standard save/open panels to navigate. If instead you
restrict yourself to the Terminal, bundles do not pose a problem.
Also, Finder replacements such as Path Finder offer the ability to
easily navigate into bundles, thus also alleviate the problem.

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