I downloaded a php framework and has started to make a website using that. Sometimes I need to look at the source of that framework and every time I open a file I haven't opened before I get this message:

“somefile.php” is a script application which was downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?

That is ok and nice I suppose, but I am getting tired of it. Is there a way I can fix all the files in my web directory so that the os somehow forgets the files are from the Internet or something like that?


Take a look at this discussion about Mac OS X extended file attributes. OS X puts a com.apple.quarantine attribute on downloaded files.

You can use find and xattr to clear that.

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    That seems to have been it. Used find . -exec xattr -d com.apple.quarantine {} \; in my web folder to unset it on all files. Think it worked :p – Svish Apr 20 '10 at 16:56

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