[Pythonmac-SIG] Spotlight Importing without .py

Henning Hraban Ramm hraban at fiee.net
Sun Jan 22 01:28:48 CET 2006

Am 2006-01-21 um 08:01 schrieb Nicholas Matsakis:
> * The saddest part of this story is that /usr/bin/file has been on  
> Mac OS
> X since day one and understands perfectly well what a "a python script
> text executable" is.  Yet, when the Finder encounters a file  
> without an
> extension or HFS code rather than, say, looking at the file to see  
> what
> kind it is, it absolves all responsibility and forces you to find an
> application that might open it.

In this case, 'file' may be right. But I wouldn't trust it if you've  
to handle a lot of file types.

For example, I wrote a script to watch an ISDN input folder to  
correct file names, unpacking archives etc.

Mostly I could trust in extensions and/or Mac type/creator codes.

But if someone sent some files without extension where the type/ 
creator codes also got lost, I tried 'file'.
It's enough to reckognize text files, but it fails with most  
application data...

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