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Release: File Tools, v0.4

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.4
Release Notes

This release of FileTools moves the Directory Scanner (Blocking) and Image Downloader (Blocking) patches to this plugin (so remove those plugins after installing this plugin).

It also features 10.6 compatibility in both 32 bit and 64 bit modes of operation. It still works in 10.5 as well.

Some minor performance improvements were made, a memory leak in the Directory Scanner was fixed, and a few String/File operations should now handle UTF8 better.

FileTools-0.4.zip168.77 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.