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Release: File Tools, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes

This is an update of File Tools, a patch set for loading and saving data to files.

File Tools --- Kineme File Info, Kineme File Type, Kineme String With File, Kineme Structure From File, Kineme Structure To File, Kineme Text File Writer [ More info on this patch set ]

This version includes some performance improvements, the ability to reload data from files/URLs in the String with File and String with URL patches, the ability to generate QuickLook/Finder icons asynchronously, and the ability to bypass QuickLook and just use Finder Icons for file previews in the QuickLook Patch.

A bug that prevented the loading of certain text files was also corrected.

This plugin supersedes the QuickLook Plugin; please remove the QuickLook Plugin when installing/updating this one.

Universal Binary

FileTools-0.2.zip135.68 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.