1.3.2 Set Creator and Double Click
If the script that you want to launch has the appropriate Creator Code
and File Type you can simply double-click on the script to launch it.
To be ``double-clickable'' a file needs to be of type "TEXT",
with a creator code of "Pyth".
Setting the creator code and filetype can be done with the IDE (see
sections and ), with an editor with a
Python mode (BBEdit) - see section
, or with assorted other Mac utilities, but
a script (fixfiletypes.py) has been included in the MacPython
distribution, making it possible to set the proper Type and Creator
Codes with Python.
The fixfiletypes.py script will change the file type and
creator codes for the indicated directory. To use
- Locate it in the scripts folder of the Mac folder of the
- Put all of the scripts that you want to fix in a folder with nothing
else in it.
- Double-click on the fixfiletypes.py icon.
- Navigate into the folder of files you want to fix, and press the
``Select current folder'' button.
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