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These are the Type and Creator codes
Authored by: hamarkus on Jan 14, '10 01:19:39PM

Good to know. So the more general version of this hint would be to simply set the type code to TEXT, with the additional information that the type codeis stored as an extended attribute under com.apple.FinderInfo. Multiple tools exist for setting that that, one of that being xattr another setfile (not sure where both are available if Xcode is not installed).

In one sense, xattr is the more general method since the information is stored as an extended attribute. In another sense, setfile is more direct method since it calls this setting by its commonly known name (type).



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