Telling what a file is – whether plain text, Unicode UTF-8, 32-bit code, and so on – can be hard. Just use a little magic, free in the command tool ‘file’. Includes Swift code to access magic numbers.
Preciziun can now open documents from their macOS Bookmarks, and preview them in Quick Look.
Wouldn’t it be good to be able to locate important documents using Bookmarks, which endure even when you restart, or move the document? Now you can.
More insights into how to create and use references to files which are unaffected when you move the file, or restart your Mac. And a new version of Precize to help.
If apps can remember old documents in the Open Recent menu command, how can I do the same?
Some apps track old documents wherever they go; others lose them if they are put in a different folder. Here’s why, and some new features for the next release of Precize.
I claimed (from a guess) that there might be 0.8 GB of xattrs in my Home folder. I was wildly wrong: there are actually over 3.8 GB. Here’s how xattrs are distributed.
Many files in macOS are more than just their data, and contain metadata in extended attributes. Does macOS know the true size of any file, taking into account those attributes?
The Desktop and Finder illusions are held together by Launch Services, which associates file types with apps. This and more now hinge on the UTI.
Apple is making adjustments to its new APFS file system for iOS. Will that bring similar improvements in compatibility to High Sierra?