Any way to change default app for extensionless files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stridey, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    #1
    I often work with Terminal-generated plain-text files that don't have any extension. By default, these always open with TextEdit, but I want to change the default app. Yes, I've tried the regular way (Get Info->Choose the new app->Change All), and no, it doesn't work. Does anybody know how, or even if, this can be done? I have RCDefaultApp, but I can't find an entry that'll change it. :(
     
  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

    spinne1

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    #2
    I don't know the easy answer to your question, but how about adding extensions to the files as you create them (.txt or whatever), then the traditional way of telling them to open with a certain app will work.
     
  3. stridey thread starter macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    #3
    Well, if you wanted to be logical about it you could see it that way... ;) Thanks for the insight. :)
     

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