XRay 1.0.8 – award-winning “Get Info” utility now with batch mode
Belo Horizonte, Brazil – November 28, 2003
Rainer Brockerhoff announces the release of version 1.0.8 of XRay, the
File/Folder information utility for Mac OS X. This version is fully
compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) and Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) and
supersedes the previous 1.0.7 release.
XRay offers users a much more detailed view of files, folders, applications
and volumes than Mac OS X’s “Get Info” window does. Permissions can be
changed without resorting to obscure terminal commands. Type, creator and
extension can be examined and changed, and their effect on file-application
binding is shown immediately. Types, creators and extensions can be
selected from pop-up menus built from the system’s own databases or by
drag&dropping applications and sample files onto the window.
XRay 1.0.8 can be invoked from the Finder and many other programs, by
selecting an item (or a full pathname in text) and typing Command-Shift-X.
XRay can also be run from the Finder’s Contextual menu, the Services menu
or by dragging and dropping items onto the application’s windows or dock
Third-party developers can write plug-ins that further augment XRay’s
capabilities. A developer plug-in is included; more plug-ins will released
This version has several bug fixes and new features, among them:
– The “Type, Creator & Extension” panel now has a batch changing mode: Type
and Creator can be changed for all files inside a given folder. “Lock” and
“Invisible” flags can be cleared, and resource forks removed at the same
time. Several safeguards are included to minimize unwanted side-effects.
– You can now drag applications or files onto sections of the “Type,
Creator & Extension” panel and it will use that item to set the options in
– The XRay Contextual Menu now works around a bug in Panther’s Launch
Services to locate the XRay application more reliably.
– Images in XRay’s help windows don’t blur anymore if you resize the window.
– Removing the Trash on Panther now works correctly, without disabling the
Finder’s Trash function.
– The Trash icon and the Finder Trash are updated correctly when moving
stuff to the Trash or emptying the Trash from inside XRay.
XRay is US$10 shareware. There’s a two-week trial period during which XRay
will run with full functionality; after that, Administrator authorization
can be used only once during each run.
XRay can be downloaded from the product information page at:
Mac OS X 10.2 is required, 10.2.8 or 10.3.1 recommended.
Contact Rainer Brockerhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.