O$ - FileOps strangeness...

Kelly Burgess kellyb at montana.com
Fri Apr 17 19:44:56 EDT 2009

Hi David,

>Do FileOps.$readentirefile(ipath,lbinary) returns lstatus
>This works fine on OSX but lstatus returns -47 (open file error) on XP.

I've never used this function on Windows.  Its advantage is that on 
Mac it collects both data and resource forks of a file - if they both 
exist. Even for files that don't contain a resource fork, the binary 
returned will still have a 12-byte header containing Mac file type 
and creator, and an offset to a potential resource fork, a.k.a. the 
size of the data fork following the header.

So on Windows I'd be inclined to use a FileOps object with 
$open/$read/$close instead.


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