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Release: FileTools, v1.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.1
Release Notes

Changes since FileTools 1.0

  • Incorporated the PDF Renderer patch, which was formerly a standalone plugin. Be sure to remove PDFRenderer.plugin before installing FileTools 1.1.
  • Tested on 10.8.
FileTools-1.1.zip151 KB
FileTools-1.1-compositions.zip20.38 KB

Installation Instructions

Place the plugin file in
/Users/[you]/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/
(Create the folder if it doesn't already exist.)

The FileTools plugin includes several patches for File Input and Output, as well as structure loading and saving.

  • File Info - provides information about a file, such as its size, type, and creation date.
  • File Type - Provides the UTI of a specified file.
  • String With File - Reads a file's contents into a String.
  • String With URL - Reads a URL's contents into a String.
  • Structure From File - Reads a QCStructure from a plist file.
  • Structure To File - Saves a structure to a plist.
  • Text File Writer - Saves a string to a file.
  • PDF Renderer - Display a PDF file.

Source code is available from GitHub.