Sunday, 18 July 2004
Web-izing The Finder
Here’s one for the LazyWeb: create a Mac OS X Contextual Menu plug-in with a very simple function — “Copy URL.” When used on a file or folder that’s served by the built-in Web server (e.g., in /Library/WebServer/Documents/ or ~/Sites), it should place the appropriate HTTP URL on the clipboard.
For bonus points, it could give the option (in a sub-menu?) to copy SMB, FTP and AFP URLs as appropriate, sort of like CopyPath does, except for the Web.
This should be easy, but I’m not enough of a Mac programmer (yet). A good place to start might be Abracode’s CMWorkshop.