[openbeos] Re: Quick questions on Filetypes and Tracker

  • From: Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:10:57 +0200

Bruno Albuquerque wrote:
Humdinger wrote:

Anyone up for my other question:
Where in the system appears the string in "Description" of the FileTypes Preferences?

It is saved both as an attribute and a resource in the executable file. It is not show by default anywhere other then the FileTypes app (I guess AboutSystem also shows it for some apps at least).

Thanks BGA.
In any case, I think the setting doesn't look important for endusers.

However... :)
FileTypes Preferences don't necessarily (and in the majority seem not to) deal with applications, but with filetypes. So, taking e.g. a Person file, the Description says "Contact information for a person". And there's no attribute with that info:

listattr /boot/home/people/Clara\ Botters
File: /boot/home/people/Clara Botters
  Type         Size                 Name
-----------  ---------  -------------------------------
   Raw Data         20  "_trk/pinfo_le"
MIME String         21  "BEOS:TYPE"
       Text         14  "META:name"
       Text          6  "META:nickname"
       Text          1  "META:company"
       Text         18  "META:address"
       Text          8  "META:city"
       Text          1  "META:state"
       Text          1  "META:zip"
       Text          1  "META:country"
       Text          1  "META:hphone"
       Text         13  "META:wphone"
       Text          1  "META:fax"
       Text         19  "META:email"
       Text          1  "META:url"
       Text          5  "META:group"


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