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Re: touch/open on Mac

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  • Subject: [mg95932] Re: touch/open on Mac
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 05:43:27 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gls1ss$hi4$>

On Jan 29, 3:54 am, Frank Hu <frank1... at> wrote:
> Hi, Group,
> I used to be able to create a new notebook by these two commands
> touch foo.nb
> open foo.nb
> But after upgrading to V7, foo.nb is treated as a text file and saving =
> the file will just save the textural content of the notebook and lose  
> all the structures.  Is there anyway to get the old behavior back,  
> namely let Mathematica treat an empty file with an nb suffix as an  
> empty notebook file?
> Thanks,
> Frank

This works fine on Mac version of Mathematica 7. What OS are you
trying it with? Are you sure that something didn't happen to
disassociate the .nb extension with Mathematica?


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