XRay for Mac

By Rainer Brockerhoff Free to try
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Developer's Description

XRay is a flexible and powerful "Get Info" program for Mac OS X (10.2 and up). Access via Command-Shift-X, the Finder's contextual menu, icon drag&drop or the Services menu. Will accept third-party plugins for feature expansion.
  • Integrated file browser
  • View/change Type, Creator and Extension metadata and have immediate feedback on how they affect file-to-application binding
  • Type, Creator and Extension lists are loaded from the system's own databases, so you don't need to build or maintain anything
  • Set options by dropping a sample file or application onto the window
  • Change permissions, type, creator and some flags, or remove resource forks for all items in folders
  • View/change common and obscure BSD permissions
  • View folder sizes
  • View/follow/change/make aliases and symbolic links
  • Edit creation/modification dates
  • Edit Finder "labels" attribute
  • See format and interface for volumes
  • See detailed application or file type
  • Uses Administrator authorization if necessary
  • Generate reports
  • Move files to the Trash and empty it with privileges
  • On-line version checking
  • Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.1

    Bug-fix release.
  • When batch removing resource forks from the "Change Type and Creator for Enclosed..." dialog, XRay would, under certain circumstances, stop prematurely when one of the items already had an empty resource fork. This has been fixed.
  • Cocoa applications with no NIB files were being incorrectly reported as Carbon applications.
  • Dual-fork Mach-O files (yes, they exist!) were being incorrectly reported as Classic 68K applications.
  • Xcode, Interface Builder and other Cocoa applications that depended upon a certain minimum JVM version were being incorrectly reported as Java applications.
  • When running XRay as administrator, sometimes preference changes were being incorrectly saved to the "root" user's folder. This has been fixed.
  • The eSellerate library has been updated to its latest version (3.5.6), making registration faster - at least until a new version comes out.
  • Generic documents could be incorrectly reported as "Unix Executable File" if their executable permission was set. Actually, this seems to be a Panther bug; XRay now checks the file contents to see if the file is really executable object code, and reports it as such. (Some ".DS_Store" files seem especially susceptible to this.)
  • Separate counts are now done for invisible files and folders, instead of conflating them into one count as previously.
  • XRay now sends the user's Mac OS X version number back to my server when the online version checking facility is used, and the "Check for Updates..." window is opened automatically when you upgrade XRay. Please click on it whenever you upgrade XRay or your system, to give me statistics about which versions of Mac OS X are still being used; from what I see so far, 10.1.x is completely dead and 10.2.x (Jaguar) very nearly so.
  • A crash when starting up XRay with some system configurations has been fixed.
  • Some internal fixes and adjustments have been made.
  • General

    Release November 8, 2008
    Date Added August 5, 2004
    Version 1.1

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    Additional Requirements None


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