On Fri, 3 Mar 2006 23:58:39 +0100, Mike Fischer wrote
> My MPW days are long gone.
> I've moved on. But the MPW Editor and IDE are still interesting
> enough for me to subscribe to this mailing list ;-)
I've tried moving on a couple of times, but MPW remains a comfortable place for me. One of these
days I'll really have to learn bash scripting, but it probably won't be until I get one of the Intel Macs
and can no longer run MPW.
> How about writing an MPW tool to extract the long filename? You
> probably need to do some juggling with getting the right headers and
> libraries for accessing the HFS+ APIs but that should be doable
> using a separate piece of code loaded into the tool at runtime.
> You'd also need to invent a method for representing arbitrary
> Unicode characters as MPW is not Unicode aware to my knowledge.
> Once you have the long filename (even if it uses some escaped
> characters) you can compare it to another one obtained by the same
Thanks for your ideas and for your willingness to help. Eventually I would like to write some kind of
tool to replace both the built-in backup and equal commands, but that will have to wait. The script
should work in the meantime.
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