[OS X Emacs] Emacs.app doesn't do aliases...
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Dec 23 18:35:07 EST 2007
Am 22.12.2007 um 05:54 schrieb Joe Davison:
> Create an alias to an existing, non-empty, file and another to an
> existing directory.
It can! Use from dired view or shell the open command.
But that's, probably, not what you want! And this other way to work
on/with HFS+ alias files does not work yet, since such an alias file
is a 0 byte file with a large (some 10 KB) resource fork. The
routines to open a file only open the (obviously) useful "UNIX" part,
the HFS+ resource fork (this AppleDouble encoded Macintosh file can
be seen and visited on an UFS or NFS volume, could be also on FAT
[USB stick], NTFS, CIFS, SMB) is unavailable. So even the resource is
no link to the original file, although it contains pointers to find
it, even from another volume. RFC1740 is describing this text file
format (Content-Type: multipart/appledouble; boundary=mac-part),
because it's original intention might have been to produce a file
from a classic Mac OS HFS entity that could be transferred over
Internet. Could be some AppleScript can do what you want to achieve?
I.e. make AppleScript open that file using emacsclient?
Here is a document I could google: http://www.iana.org/assignments/
media-types/multipart/appledouble, and this one describes the RFC I
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