How can you create and resolve Finder Aliases at the command line? And two further utilities you may find helpful for working with Aliases.
Finder alias repair utility, now runs native on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
This has minor improvements to work better with Big Sur, and now runs native on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
They’re Base-64 encoded data which is related to the Finder Alias. Here’s how to resolve them in an app, at the command line, and in code.
How can you refer to an important file or directory, no matter where it’s moved on a volume, even when it’s renamed?
A quick tour of this unique utility, and a recommended update for it which brings control over text size, auto-updates, and more.
New version should address long delays in checking old Finder Alias files.
How can you check all your old Finder Aliases to see which are broken and, more importantly, which are in danger of breaking?
Use Finder aliases at the command line, compare extended attributes of two files, and normalise Unicode strings.
A minor but worthwhile upgrade to this utility which provides bookmarks and aliases, reveals inode numbers, and much more.