NOTE: FTyper's original creator code, initially
cleared through Apple's registration site, turned out
to be reserved. This version should be distributed
instead of the recently posted FTyper1.0.0; in addition
to using a new, cleared creator code, this version
supports drag-n-drop files and basic Apple Events.
FTyper README - online version
(The README file that comes with the application also
has instructions on using FTyper)
FTyper for MacOS(TM)
copyright (c)1999 by Christopher Corbell
PPC and 68k versions
created with REALbasic(TM)
FTyper is a pretty straightforward application which allows
you to change the type and creator of a file. FTyper comes
in both 68k and PPC versions and it's free.
THIS IS FREEWARE...
WARNING/ LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Please note that it is
possible to seriously corrupt files, including software
applications, by changing their types and creators! Users
of FTyper do so at their own risk and the author takes no
responsibility for loss of data or other liability. This
software comes with no express or implied guarantee to be
fit for any particular purpose.
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* 1.0.0a - basic functionality, dynamic menus & prefs file
behaving correctly; single-file type and creator editing.
PPC version untested.
* 1.0.0b - public beta. Preliminary testing on both 68k
and PPC found no bugs. Changed color of "About" menu!
* 1.0.1a - added basic AppleEvent handling (open, open
document, quit); also added drag-and-drop to FTyper
window - now opens files by dragging icon from Finder.
Added REALbasic graphic and FTyper icon to About box.
* 1.0.1b - changed FTyper creator code to 'fTyp'.
Plans for future versions: batch changes with conditional
options, file name-changing including type-suffix mapping,
resource fork stripping, and other nifty stuff.
About the author: Christopher Corbell is a self-taught
Mac programmer, webmaster, poet and local rockabilly
legend currently residing in Astoria, Oregon, USA.