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Inside Macintosh: Files /
Chapter 4 - Alias Manager / Using the Alias Manager

Getting Information From Alias Records

To retrieve information from an alias record without actually resolving the record, call the GetAliasInfo function. You can use GetAliasInfo to retrieve the name of the target, the names of the target's parent directories, the name of the target's volume, or, in the case of an AppleShare volume, its zone or server name.

The information returned by GetAliasInfo might be stale. GetAliasInfo reads the information stored in the alias record, which might have changed since the creation of the record. Because it doesn't resolve the alias record, GetAliasInfo is most useful for providing information quickly.

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2 JUL 1996