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Xfile Test Drive

Xfile from Rixstep is the only file manager for OS X capable of seamlessly handling all file systems - fdesc, HFS+, HFS+ case-sensitive, UFS, volfs, ZFS. It's the only file manager capable of detailing all file information available on OS X - and offering full editing capabilities for all these system features.

And Xfile is the only file manager for OS X that shows you everything - literally everything. Without exception. You'll be amazed - perhaps even shocked - at how much is out there that you never saw before.

And it runs so smooth on any version of OS X - like no other OS X file manager at any price.

Xfile on any version of OS X has power and speed you simply can't comprehend.

Xfile manages 'file flags' (user and system append, immutable, etc); 'sticky bits'; set user and group ID bits; it displays major and minor device numbers, inodes (CNIDs), number of links, blocks used, optimal block sizes, and file generation numbers for the superuser; it creates both hard and symbolic links.

All of this is supported by your operating system. Almost none of it is supported by any other file browser. Especially Apple's Finder.

Additional utilities included allow manipulation of two Unix and five HFS time stamps; batch and recursive mode and time stamping; the remarkable Xshelf; the comprehensive 'post mortem' analysis tool Tracker; complete access to 'legacy MacOS' filesystem data; and more.

Xfile is rugged - make no mistake about it. It's not a bloat monster and it's designed correctly from the get-go. You never get yourself into those impossible 'crash and hang situations' Finder and other file managers can't get out of.

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The Xfile package also includes the file system scanner Xscan for quickly locating items in the file systems and for conducting perfunctory system security audits. Xscan can scan an entire OS X computer, listing all files in eleven columns of file data, in a time span of one or two minutes even on 'yesterday's hardware'. It can also scan entire networks at the same speed.

All items with resource forks are clearly marked with sizes for each fork available. The FileInfo utility allows manipulation of the special 'Finder flags' found in HFS catalog node info blocks.

Xstrings dumps readable strings from binary files; Xfind searches given files for specified search strings. And so forth.

All the utilities are tightly integrated - so if you can conceive of a way they work together, they probably do.

The Xfile package comes with the proprietary ACP framework, offering seamless search capabilities in every program, full management of both the imagery and documentation systems, and more. Information on the full ACP is also available.

Part of the ACP

Xfile is part of the ACP - Rixstep's 'Apple Core Project', a research project into viable means to hone and optimise generic application development on OS X for professional purposes. The ACP is intended for the professional audience but extreme power users can also find benefit.

The Xfile package is part and parcel of the complete ACP and offers insight into the full capabilities of this award winning product. The Xfile application is the fastest file manager for OS X, capable of listing a full ten columns of file system data for 10,000 files in .14 seconds realtime. It's known as the 'standard setter' for OS X file management. As it's the only file manager capable of doing everything possible on OS X, it stands in a class of its own.

Package Contents

The Xfile package contains 290+ items. In addition to Xfile and the ACP framework it contains (at least) the applications Clipothèque, FileInfo, MD, Rixcomp, Rixmode, Rixstamp, TMI, Tracker, Xattrib, Xfind, Xscan, Xsed, Xshelf, Xstamp, Xstrings, CLIX ACP edition, and Undercover. Further applications are being added at no additional cost.

The trial download contains a smattering of the above: Xfile, Xfind, Xscan, FileInfo, TMI, Tracker, and Undercover.

System Requirements

About Rixstep

Rixstep are a constellation of programmers and administrators concentrating on Objective-C/NeXTSTEP/OpenStep/Cocoa software engineering. Their 'ACP' (AppleCore Project) has won considerable acclaim, in particular their file manager Xfile and their GUI version of the Unix command line CLIX. They also provide a series of free topical newsletters on security and industry events and offer online courses in Unix and Cocoa programming.

Credentials include programming consulting and training assignments for British Aerospace, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, SAAB Defence Systems, IBM, Microsoft, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Barclays Bank, and Sony/Ericsson.

See Also
Industry Watch: 'When I'm 64'
Industry Watch: Xfile Unleashed
ACP: Xfile — The Standard Setter
ACP: Xfile System — Super Software

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