Shareware developer Rainer Brockerhoff has updated
XRay, the file/folder information utility for Mac OS X, to version 1.0.5.
The new version is an interim update before the upcoming 1.1, which will feature new plug-ins and batch operations. Bug fixes and minor improvements have been made, there’s a new option for online version checking and a developer’s plug-in is included.
Brockerhoff said that XRay provides a more detailed view of files, folders, applications and volumes than Mac OS X’s “Show Info” window. Permissions can be changed without resorting to terminal commands. Type, creator and extension can be examined and changed, and their effect on file-application binding is shown immediately. XRay can be run from the Finder’s Contextual menu, the Services menu, or by dragging and dropping items onto the application’s icon.
Third-party developers can write plug-ins that further augment XRay’s capabilities. A developer plug-in is included with more promised in the upcoming version 1.1. XRay can be downloaded (it’s a 1.5MB file) from the product information page. Mac OS X 10.1 is required, with 10.1.5 or 10.2 recommended.
XRay is US$10 shareware. A two-week demo is available, during which XRay will run with full functionality. After this, Administrator authorization can be used only once during each run.