Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Argh, Want to get some file info on OSX ? Use GetFileInfo …. if you can find it :-)
Having an interesting conversation with Eric Mack about OSX folders and aliases in Notes, and wanted to check the file permissions for a file that isn't playing ball.
Everything I read on the 'net told me to use GetFileInfo - which is part of the OSX Developer Tools.
So I duly launched the Mac App Store, downloaded the Developer Tools ( all 1.5 GB of it ), and …
I still couldn't find GetFileInfo.
According to the documentation, it should be here: -
but ….. it ain't.
After a quick search: -
$ find / | grep -i getfileinfo
I found it here …..
A quick symlink later: -
$ sudo ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/GetFileInfo /usr/bin/GetFileInfo
and the job … she is done :-)