common type codes & creator codes?

common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Edward Hil » Sat, 25 Oct 2003 04:14:28


I working on a app that changes type & creator codes, among other things.
I would like to know what you consider the 3 most common type codes and
the 3 most common creator codes. I need this info to give my users a
quick way to make common changes. Thank in advance.
 
 
 

common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Miro Juris » Sat, 25 Oct 2003 05:34:50

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For any user, the three most common types and creators are those three that the
user uses most often.

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common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Edward Hil » Sat, 25 Oct 2003 05:55:21

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Very true, I'm going to provide a way for my users to have quick access
to type & creator codes of their choice. However, I wanted to have some
items to start the list out with. I think TEXT is a very common type
code, and ttxt is a very common creator code and I will probaly include
these, but what else is extremly common?
 
 
 

common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Lawrence D » Sat, 25 Oct 2003 08:46:09

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Why not do a scan of your own hard drive and total up the frequencies?
 
 
 

common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Heath Raft » Sat, 25 Oct 2003 12:24:21


Hahaha, which I reckon might be...

Type: APPL, TEXT, ???? (?)
Creator: FNDR, TVOD, ???? (?)

Just a suggestion - it's been a long time since I've played with such
things!
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common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Miro Juris » Sun, 26 Oct 2003 15:43:02

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If you want reasonable defaults, I would guess that the most common file types
are text, html, and mp3, and the most common creators are SimpleText/TeachText,
QuickTime, and a web browser.

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common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Reinder Ve » Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:52:09

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I would guess that there is a difference between 'the 3 most common type
and creator codes' and 'the 3 most common type and creator codes users
will want to set'. It is the last that you should ask for.

I also would guess that that list will depend on your intended audience:

- programmers may want to toggle SimpleText files
between 'ttro' and 'ttxt', or 'TEXT' files to the creator of their
favorite editor (Alpha, BBEdit, CodeWarrior, MPW Shell, ...)

- Photoshop users may want to change the creator of garphics files
they create to something more likely to be on their user's system

- People with badly configured browsers or FTP clients may want to
change types on StuffIt archives, GIFs, HTML, etc.


Finally: I use Mac OS X and haven't changed type and creator codes in
ages. On top of that, there already are tons of type/creator changers
out there. Are you sure that there still is a market for yet another one?


Reinder
 
 
 

common type codes & creator codes?

Post by usene » Mon, 27 Oct 2003 08:49:47


[..]

Every Mac has a database of type/creator/filename extension/MIME-type
mappings in the InternetConfig system. You could start with those.
 
 
 

common type codes & creator codes?

Post by Edward Hil » Fri, 31 Oct 2003 07:43:02

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My program changes all kinds of file attributes, not just type & creator
codes. I know that most people won't touch these attributes, but I have
included them for completeness. Having only recently come over to the
Mac side, I have had very little experience with pre OS X technologies,
this is why I asked for help with type & creator codes.

Thanks for the suggestions otherwise, I may include BBEdit as a default
creator code.