mass file position changing.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by gonadgranny, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. gonadgranny
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    sorry if this is in the wrong location.
    i was wondering if it is possible to create a script which will put a folder in an exact location on the desktop. i am assuming there is a file hidden in each folder which stores the information of the positions of files and folders inside it. is it possible to edit this?thanks. Dan.
     
  2. lee1210
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    By location do you mean filesystem path, or location in the finder?

    -Lee
     
  3. dj.mooky
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    I think he is refering to location on the screen itself. So coordinates, like my HDD icon is always in the top right(of 1440 x 900) so it's sitting at probably like... 1380x800something?

    To answer your question though, the information has to be stored somewhere, but I am not sure of the specific file/location there of
     
  4. yippy
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    The information is stored in a hidden file called .ds_store. However, I have no idea what the format of the file is to know how easy it is to modify it yourself.
     

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