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June 7th, 2000

[6:00 AM] What Type Of File Is That Again?
by Staff

Ilan Szekely has updated this program information database, Type/Creator Database, to version 2000.5. The new version contains over 33,000 entries of Mac programs with program specific identification information. According to Mr. Szekely:

Every Macintosh file has two four-character codes associated with it - its type and creator. The Creator code is unique to each application and enables the Finder to attach documents to their parent applications. This way you can "double click" on the Icon of a document and MacOS will open it with its correct application. The Type code lets this application to differentiate among its files. Type/Creator Database is a collection of those codes.

Type/Creator Database v2000.5 includes 33,630 entries in 2 files. About 3300 of these entries also include the PC equivalent extension.

The database is a self contained program that can sort and search the information at blazing speed.

Type/Creator Database is available for US$15. You can find more information at Ilan Szekely's web site.

Ilan Szekely



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