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read-write-meta.r

REBOL [ Author: "Ashley G Truter" File: %read-write-meta.r Date: 28-Jun-2009 Title: "Read & Write metadata" Purpose: { Easily access streams (Windows NTFS) and resource forks (Mac OS X HFS). Linux/Unix not supported. } Usage: { write %test.txt "a" write-meta %test.txt "b" write-meta/append %test.txt "c" read %test.txt read-meta %test.txt WARNING! Copying a file from NTFS/HFS to a non-NTFS/HFS file system (e.g. FAT32) will result in the file metadata being lost. } library: [ level: 'beginner platform: [windows mac] type: [tool function] domain: [file-handling] tested-under: [view 2.7.6 [WinXP MacOSX]] support: none license: 'public-domain see-also: none ] ] read-meta: make function! [ "Reads metadata from a file." file [file!] ] [ read join file switch fourth system/version [ 2 [%/..namedfork/rsrc] ; Mac HFS 3 [":rsrc"] ; Windows NTFS ] ] write-meta: make function! [ "Writes metadata to a file." file [file!] data [any-type!] /append "Writes to the end of an existing file." ] [ file: join file switch fourth system/version [ 2 [%/..namedfork/rsrc] ; Mac HFS 3 [":rsrc"] ; Windows NTFS ] either append [write/append file data] [write file data] ]
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