How can you create and resolve Finder Aliases at the command line? And two further utilities you may find helpful for working with Aliases.
This has minor improvements to work better with Big Sur, and now runs native on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
Nine more free apps available as Universal binaries, from Cirrus to xattred.
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.
Five different classes of metadata, from file system attributes to embedded Info.plist files, explained and explored.
A quick tour of this unique utility, and a recommended update for it which brings control over text size, auto-updates, and more.
A minor but worthwhile upgrade to this utility which provides bookmarks and aliases, reveals inode numbers, and much more.
This page is for your support questions and comments on my free utilities Precize, Alifix and alisma, which […]
You try to open a document – in this case, one of Firefox’s bookmarks – and nothing happens. What could be wrong? It turns out it’s a bug, of course. But where?
So resolving an Alias doesn’t always update data in the Alias file, even though it returns the correct path when possible. This is becoming a mess.