Is there a way to assign a file without an extension to an application, so it always opens with the specified app? In the way of Finder’s “Get Info” of a file and changing the dedicated application for that file and clicking on “Change for all…”? I’m creating a file myself and I need it not to have an extension, which is the reason I’m asking all this.
This question came up relatively recently, and I believe the answer was no.
I believe the system will still use the HFS type/creator of the file if nothing else is available, so you could try setting that on the file and making sure your application is registered to receive them. —- Ok - Is Launch Services the right place to look for that?
No, look in Carbon’s File Manager.
I wouldn’t make any reliance on type codes – they are supported for compatibility reasons only, as Apple is moving to UniformTypeIdentifier
touch foo in Terminal). As far as I know, there’s no way to associate an application with “all file types”.
You could associate an application with all files by editing its Info.plist to accept the public.data UTI, I believe.
No, no, I want a file type created by me to be assigned to my application but without extensions… My app shouldn’t open for all “public.data UTIs” but for my own file type.
Shouldn’t be a problem. Make sure your type/creator info is in your Info.plist then set the type/creator info when you save your document.
The first link on this google code search shows how to set the type/creator info for a file: http://www.google.com/codesearch?hl=en&lr=&q=wxFileName%3A%3AMacSetTypeAndCreator&btnG=Search
Hope this helps.
In Xcode, when editing the properties of the target, there’s MIME Types and OS Types - which one is the one I should use?
OS Types. MIME Types are types in the form “application/pdf” or “text/html”, etc. -W