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Fetch increases file size with Get (6 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by Carlile Crutcher
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Carlile Crutcher Member

    I created a small page with Dreamweaver MX2004 and a photo with PhotoShop 7.0 on a mac running 10.3.9 and Put them to my ISP with DW's built-in FTP. The .html page shows as 2.6K and the picture as 7K.
    Then I Fetched these two files from the ISP to a new mac laptop running 10.4.2 with Fetch 5.0.2. The .html file jumped from 2.6K to 56K and the picture jumped from 7K to 52K. Both files worked in software on the laptop, but this doesn't look right, does it?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch adds information to the file to ensure that it will open in the correct application. The extra information should not cause problems; let me know if you see any.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • visual58 Member

    Hello--I just realized that Fetch automatically attaches resource forks to every file it downloads to my mac. Is there any way to stop this?????--I am using OSX and have no need for these resource forks and have actually found stuff in them via GoLive that I don't want on my files and have ended up stripping them manually, then hunting for the culprit that first attached them since the OS was not doing so. Thanks.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    At the moment there is no way to stop Fetch from adding the small resource forks to files, although we are considering ways to change this behavior in a future version.

    Fetch is doing exactly the same thing the Mac OS X does to make sure a file opens in the application you specify. When you get info a file in the Finder and change the application it should open with, the Finder will add a resource fork to it.

    What information are you seeing in GoLive that concerns you? Please let us know so that we can make sure Fetch is only adding the information we intended.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • visual58 Member

    This problem I experienced also showed up via a Google search for "SCLStreamData" in many other website pages that were generated with GoLive where somehow the resource fork info was merged and often, the content of the resource fork content showed up on the webpage as text. Something happens involving the JSScript Editor in GoLive. My files had associations with a "closewindowredirect" action listed in the resource fork and they showed this "closewindowredirect" action as a file id when they were scanned by a disk indexer. I noticed that after they were stripped of the resource fork, OSX no longer created the fork. After the file type was changed in File Info as you mentioned the file did have a resource fork attached but it contained very minimal data--nothing like what I had seen attached to my files before stripping. I think this fork is unsafe and that is why OSX abandoned it. I think Fetch shouldn't attach anything to anything during a regular download if the user specifies such (or they have specified that they are using OSX/Windows and don't need this part of the file).

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The resources that Fetch adds are exactly the same ones that the Finder adds when you change the "Open with" menu in a Finder Info window. They don't have anything to do with SCLStreamData or closewindowredirect -- I suspect that information came from GoLive.

    The use of resource forks on Mac OS X is completely safe and supported -- if it weren't the Finder would not use resources to store "open with" information.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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