February 28, 2020
This post will act as a reference when formulating a component of the string for the batch script that will download the file types required for each wayback machine scrape.
wayback_machine_downloader -s -d URL_IA -t2003 -c6 --only "/\.(hqx|sit|sitx|dd|pkg|abs|bin|sea|cpt|mcf|dmg)$/i" URL
.dmg • devi | file extension** - creator**
This file stores the contents of a ‘virtual disk’ as a disk image. The ‘disk’ containing the original material is mounted on the desktop whenever it is opened. These archives can be created using Disk Utility in Mac OS X or Disk Copy on Mac OS 9. These files are exclusive to Mac OS X and above and can’t be opened in the Classic Mac OS.
.img .image • rohd/dlmg/dimg | file extension - creator
Similar to .dmg files, these older file formats are created by Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap and other Classic Mac OS applications. As these files contain resource forks, they must be encoded prior to transfer over the internet.
.smi • APPL | file extension - creator
Similar to .dmg files, these older file formates are created by Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap and other Classic Mac OS applications. As these files contain resource forks, they must be encoded prior to transfer over the internet.
.sit • SIT! | file extension - creator
sv1.5.1 can be unstuffed using modern applications.
.sit • SITD! | file extension - creator
v2/3/4 can be unstuffed by modern applications, although they can’t be created by StuffIt 5.x applications.
.sit • SIT5 | file extension - creator
v5.x can only be created with StuffIt 5.x or later applications. StuffIt 5.x software is also required for unstuffing
.sitx • ???? | file extension - ResEdit is unable to locate a signature which may account for the unknown creator
This format yields a higher rate of compression, supports files larger than 4 gigabytes and is compatible with StuffIt Deluxe 7.x or higher.
.cpt • PACT | file extension - creator
A Classic Mac OS archive containing one or more files, complete with Finder information and resource forks. These archives were originally created and expanded using Compact Pro or the older Compactor application. Freeware utilities such as cptExpand and Extractor and other Aladdin products can be used for decompression.
.dd • DD01 | file extension - creator
This type of file was originally created by Symantec’s DiskDoubler but can also be expanded with Aladdin products or with the freeware DDExpand.
.pit • PIT | file extension - creator
These ancient files were originally created using PackIt, although they can also be expanded with Aladdin products or with the freeware Unpit.
.sea • APPL | file extension - creator
A Classic Mac OS application program created with a StuffIt application. This kind of file ‘self-extracts’ its contents when you double-click on it from within the Classic Mac OS environment.
|Type of Archive||Extensions|
|BZip||.bz2, .bz, .tbz|
|Compact Pro *||.cpt|
|Self-extracting archive (SEA) *||.sea|
|StuffIt X *||.sitx|
|Unix Compress||.Z, .taz|
|Classic Mac OS self-extracting archive (SEA) *||.sea|
wayback_machine_downloader -s -d URL_IA -c6 --only "/\.(pkg|as|hqx|cpt|bin|sea|sit|sitx|dd|pit)$/i" URL
Field Name Type | A file’s Type (‘AAPL’ for applications, for example. Field Name Creator | A file’s Creator. An application and its associated documents all have the same Creator. Every file has a Type field and a Creator field which the Finder uses to establish the relationship between a document and the application that created it. The Type and Creator are both four characters long (just like a resource type). The Creator field of a document file is the same as the Creator of the application that created it. Applications must have unique Creators so the Finder will know which document files belong to which application. The Type field of a document file distinguishes between different document types of the same application. The Type field of an application is always set to ‘APPL’ so the Finder will know it’s an application.
When editing the
BNDL resource in ResEdit, the Field Name Signature name is the same as the Creator and is for the application and its documents, it is used by the Finder to find a document’s Creator. ResEdit was a quintessential tool for Mac power users. The Genius of Mac: ResEdit and resources on The Eclectic Light Company’s site and ResEdit Reference: For ResEdit 2.1 on Apple’s archive document library both offer some further reading.
Preliminarily .pdf, .html, .htm, and .txt file types are potential candidates.
Mac OS X file types.