Shareware developer Rainer Brockerhoff has a beta of XRay, a file/folder information utility for Mac OS X available. If you’re the adventurous sort — remember, beta software is unfinished software — you can download XRay from the
product information page.
XRay offers users a much more detailed view of files, folders, applications and volumes than Mac OS X’s “Show Info” window does, according to
MacTech magazine. 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 at once. Types, creators and extensions can be selected from pop-up menus built from the system’s own databases.
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, Brockerhoff said. In fact, Preview, Custom Icon and Hex Edit plug-ins are already in the works, he added.