AliasHerder is a free application for Mac OS X that has as a sole function is to replace all aliases inside of a folder with the files they are referring to.
AliasHerder has at least two practical applications:
· Shopping basket functionality when fetching a bunch of files from a slow file server.
· iPhoto alias resolver.
Here are some key features of "AliasHerder":
· AliasHerder will only replace file aliases. It will leave folder aliases alone.
· By default AliasHerder will not descend into subfolders of your 'shopping basket' folder, unless you hold the option key when dragging the 'shopping basket' folder icon onto AliasHerder.
· AliasHerder also works with Unix symbolic links.
· AliasHerder will not modify an alias if it has become detached from its original.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Better handling of Option key.
· Option dialog.
· Can optionally keep alias name as opposed to using original document’s name.