Release: File Tools, v20080220

Release Type: Beta
Version: 20080220
Release Notes

This FileTools beta adds the "Kineme File Info" patch.

The File Info patch can tell you if a file exists, what kind of file it is (file, directory, symlink, etc), how big it is, when it was created, and when it was last modified. This information is helpful for intelligent caching systems.

Will probably freak out in Tiger if you feed it a non-absolute, non-~ filename.

FileTools-20080220.zip26.28 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.