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Hello gurus. I have a java application that's being used by a few hundred people. One mac user can't get the application to run. On investigation, it seems that the java application cannot read a particular properties file. I asked the user to email me the file. The properties file is supposed to be ascii. The file she emailed me is described as Macintosh MacBinary data, type " ", creator " " and of course, contains binary header data. I emailed her a clean copy of the properties file, she did a unix cat command, and it looks good. Then she emailed me the file back, and once again, it had been reformatted with a binary header. The file name is properties.abc, in order to discourage users from tampering with the properties. As a test, I renamed the file properties.txt, and this time, when she emailed it back to me, the file was unchanged. Of course, the properties filename is hardcoded in the java code, so that didn't fix her problem. One final observation, when she attempts to open the file properties.abc on the mac, she gets an error "Not a valid QuickTime file". I know that Windows will change a file name to match the file format. Did the mac designers go overboard, so that the file contents change to match the name? Sincerely, Jim S. GNP FrameWorks Technical Support 1 877 372-6395 email@hidden -- _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Java-dev mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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