[OS X Emacs] Saving without Resource Fork

Joshua Smith jesmith at kaon.com
Wed Feb 6 09:54:57 EST 2008

I don't know about textwrangler or bbedit -- I'm an Emacs user and  
cannot tolerate any other text editor.

I just tried with TextEdit, and it did not write the creator codes.

Regardless, I think Emacs is different from those editors, because it  
is universal.  You can edit binaries in hex, you can edit ZIP  
archives, etc.  The best answer would be that if I open a file which  
has a creator code, that when I save, it writes that same creator  
code out.  But short of that, not writing a creator code at all is  
definitely preferable.


On Feb 6, 2008, at 9:34 AM, David Reitter wrote:

> On 6 Feb 2008, at 14:23, Joshua Smith wrote:
>>>> When I open a file with Aquamacs, and then save it, its resource  
>>>> fork is changed so that the Finder now thinks it is an Aquamacs  
>>>> file.  Since Emacs is a general purpose editor, I think this is  
>>>> the wrong thing to do in almost every case.
> Joshua, since you've investigated this: is what Aquamacs does  
> different in any way from other editors such as Textedit,  
> Textwrangler or BBEdit?
> - D
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