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StuffIt Expander auto-launches? (6 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by flargh
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • flargh Member

    Jim:

    One thing I noticed with 4.0.2 that didn't happen with 4.0.1: StuffIt Expander now auto-launches every time I download a file. It didn't used to.

    Any way to keep it from doing so? I've looked for obvious connections in the Preferences window but have thus far come up blank.

    This is 4.0.2 with Mac OS X 10.1.4, btw.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Choose "Post-processing..." from the Customize menu -- the settings in that window control when and why Fetch launches other programs such as StuffIt Expander.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • jmo Member

    I'm having the same problem. With Fetch 4.01 it only occurred if I unchecked "Use Internet Config"; with 4.02 it happens all the time, regardless of that setting. Kinda irritating when downloading a bunch of files. I've searched the Internet settings, Stuffit Expander, Stuffit Deluxe, Magic Menu and Fetch's Post Processing panels for a solution...

    BTW, I'd like to see a download option to NOT convert Unix text line endings to Mac text line endings in OS X.

    Thanks!

    update: Jim's original reply did not appear until after I sent the above. How should one use the Post Processing window to NOT launch Stuffit Expander when the download file is text? Or anything other than what is on the list? What happens now is Stuffit Expander gets launched, complains that the file does not appear to be a Stuffit archive, and asks if it should try opening the file in BBEdit.

    [This message has been edited by jmo (edited 05-01-2002).]

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you set the default download mode to "Binary" (rather than Automatic) Fetch will not translate line endings.

    Does StuffIt still launch if you disable all the post-processing actions?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • flargh Member

    If I turn off all post-processing actions, StuffIt Expander no longer invokes. I'm a little bit perplexed as to why it's coming on at all, though -- I'm simply downloading text files with extensions like .php, .incl and .shtml.

    This behavior was not present in Fetch 4.0.1, for what it's worth.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There are suffix mappings that map those file name extensions to a Mac type/creator pair. My guess is that one of your post-processing actions is set to launch StuffIt Expander for that same type/creator pair.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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