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Xfile from Rixstep is the only file manager for Apple's macOS capable of seamlessly handling all file systems - fdesc, HFS+, HFS+ case-sensitive, UFS, volfs, ZFS, and of course APFS.

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Xfile is the only file manager capable of detailing all file information available on macOS - and offering full editing capabilities for all these system features.

Xfile is the only file manager for macOS 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 or heard about before.

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

Xfile on any version of macOS has power and speed you simply can't comprehend, wrap your mind around.

Xfile manages 'file flags' (user/system append, immutable, etc); the 'sticky bits'; the 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, yet almost none of it is supported by any other file manager - especially Apple's Finder.

Additional ACP utilities 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 can never get yourself into those impossible 'crash and hang situations' Finder and other file managers can't get out of.

Xscan: Your Entire File System in 90 Seconds

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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 macOS 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 in 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 application, and with 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 macOS 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 macOS, capable of listing a full eleven columns of file system data for 10,000 +files in a fraction of a second in realtime. It's known as the 'standard setter' for macOS file management - for a good reason. As it's the only file manager capable of doing everything possible on macOS, 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

Stockholm/London-based Rixstep are a constellation of programmers and support staff from Radsoft Laboratories who tired of Windows vulnerabilities, Linux driver issues, and cursing x86 hardware all day long. Rixstep have many years of experience behind their efforts, with teaching and consulting credentials from the likes of British Aerospace, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Lloyds TSB, SAAB Defence Systems, British Broadcasting Corporation, Barclays Bank, IBM, Microsoft, and Sony/Ericsson.

Rixstep and Radsoft products are or have been in use by Sweden's Royal Mail, Sony/Ericsson, the US Department of Defense, the offices of the US Supreme Court, the Government of Western Australia, the German Federal Police, Verizon Wireless, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Microsoft Corporation, the New York Times, Apple Inc, Oxford University, and hundreds of research institutes around the globe. See here.

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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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