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Re: Opening file without extension in Lion   -   Stéphane Mons <
  Re: Opening file without extension in Lion   -   Emile Schwarz
  Opening file without extension in Lion   -   Emile Schwarz
   Opening file without extension in Lion   -   Beatrix Willius
    Re: Opening file without extension in Lion   -   Anthony Dellos
    Re: Opening file without extension in Lion   -   Stéphane Mons <

Re: Opening file without extension in Lion
Date: 03.08.11 12:21 (Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:21:25 +0200)
From: Stéphane Mons <
Well, a developer who used neither file extension nor creator/type is really looking for problems. Shame on him/her :-)

Le 3 août 2011 à 12:42, Emile Schwarz a écrit :

> Le 02/08/11 18:33, <email address removed> a écrit :
>> You can use Spotlight to find your files by creator and add an extension.
> If they have creator set :-(
>
> Emile

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Re: Opening file without extension in Lion
Date: 03.08.11 11:42 (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:42:51 +0200)
From: Emile Schwarz
Le 02/08/11 18:33, <email address removed> a écrit :
> You can use Spotlight to find your files by creator and add an extension.
If they have creator set :-(

Emile

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Opening file without extension in Lion
Date: 02.08.11 12:05 (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 13:05:23 +0200)
From: Emile Schwarz
Le 02/08/11 12:06, <email address removed> a écrit :
> Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 07:17:31 +0200
> From: Beatrix Willius<<email address removed>>
> Subject: Opening file without extension in Lion
> To:<email address removed>
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> In the good old times there were MacCreator and MacType and everything was well. Then came the lovely file endings back from the 90s. And still all was well because I could open my files without file endings. Now in Lion/Cocoa this isn't possible any longer. In the file open dialog the files are greyed out. If I set a file ending and add it to a file then I can select the file.
>
> Now what do I do with my old files? Telling the users to add a file ending manually is not a good idea. Of course I can take out the filter in the file open dialog and let the database give an error message. But this is bad behavior.
>
> Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?
If it were for me or on not tons of files in 'n' hard disks, I will
write an AppleScript to add the correct extension (if first 3 characters
are 'GIF' then add extension '.gif' in simile AppleScript).

Ask me more if you feel something for the idea.

Emile

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Opening file without extension in Lion
Date: 02.08.11 06:17 (Tue, 2 Aug 2011 07:17:31 +0200)
From: Beatrix Willius
In the good old times there were MacCreator and MacType and everything was well. Then came the lovely file endings back from the 90s. And still all was well because I could open my files without file endings. Now in Lion/Cocoa this isn't possible any longer. In the file open dialog the files are greyed out. If I set a file ending and add it to a file then I can select the file.

Now what do I do with my old files? Telling the users to add a file ending manually is not a good idea. Of course I can take out the filter in the file open dialog and let the database give an error message. But this is bad behavior.

Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Regards

Trixi Willius

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Re: Opening file without extension in Lion
Date: 02.08.11 17:23 (Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:23:37 -0700)
From: Anthony Dellos
This might help you Beatrix:

http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/76705/using-the-terminal-add-file-extensions/

Found via:

http://bit.ly/rotgSA (shortened google search link)

Ant


On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:46 AM, Stéphane Mons <<email address removed>> wrote:

>
> Le 2 août 2011 à 07:17, Beatrix Willius a écrit :
>
> > In the good old times there were MacCreator and MacType and everything
> was well. Then came the lovely file endings back from the 90s. And still all
> was well because I could open my files without file endings. Now in
> Lion/Cocoa this isn't possible any longer. In the file open dialog the files
> are greyed out. If I set a file ending and add it to a file then I can
> select the file.
> >
> > Now what do I do with my old files? Telling the users to add a file
> ending manually is not a good idea. Of course I can take out the filter in
> the file open dialog and let the database give an error message. But this is
> bad behavior.
>
> What is bad behavior is that you knew for years that Mac OS X requires file
> extension and you didn't set them :-)
>
> > Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?
>
> You can use Spotlight to find your files by creator and add an extension.
>
> 5 REM My Signature
> 10 PRINT "Stéphane"
> 20 GOTO 10
>
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Re: Opening file without extension in Lion
Date: 02.08.11 12:46 (Tue, 2 Aug 2011 13:46:20 +0200)
From: Stéphane Mons <

Le 2 août 2011 à 07:17, Beatrix Willius a écrit :

> In the good old times there were MacCreator and MacType and everything was well. Then came the lovely file endings back from the 90s. And still all was well because I could open my files without file endings. Now in Lion/Cocoa this isn't possible any longer. In the file open dialog the files are greyed out. If I set a file ending and add it to a file then I can select the file.
>
> Now what do I do with my old files? Telling the users to add a file ending manually is not a good idea. Of course I can take out the filter in the file open dialog and let the database give an error message. But this is bad behavior.

What is bad behavior is that you knew for years that Mac OS X requires file extension and you didn't set them :-)

> Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?

You can use Spotlight to find your files by creator and add an extension.

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10 PRINT "Stéphane"
20 GOTO 10



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