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AliasInfoMBS class

class, Alias, MBS Mac Plugin (Alias), class AliasInfoMBS,
Plugin version: 5.0, Mac: Yes, Win: No, Linux: No, Console & Web: Yes, Feedback.

Function: A class for information about an alias.
// select an alias file. use TrueChild so it's not resolved
dim f as FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Desktop.TrueChild("Development")

// get alias info
dim a as AliasInfoMBS = f.AliasInfoMBS

// show info
MsgBox "alias points to "+a.TargetName+" in path "+a.PathString+" of volume "+a.VolumeName
Only for Mac OS X.
This is for resource fork based alias files.
Newer OS X version use the newer bookmark format, so please use CFBookmarkMBS module there.

Info Flags

Constant Value Description
kAliasInfoFinderInfo 4 File type and creator are valid.
kAliasInfoFSInfo 32 FilesystemID and signature are valid.
kAliasInfoIDs 16 ParentDirID and nodeID are valid.
kAliasInfoIsDirectory 8 IsDirectory boolean is valid.
kAliasInfoNone 0 No valid info.
kAliasInfoTargetCreateDate 2 Target creation date is valid.
kAliasInfoVolumeCreateDate 1 Volume creation date is valid.
kAliasInfoVolumeFlags 64 VolumeIsBootVolume, volumeIsAutomounted, volumeIsEjectable and volumeHasPersistentFileIDs are valid.

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AFPVolumesMBS   -   AppleRemoteMBS

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