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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: mael on Sep 26, '08 02:57:45PM

I have a similar mindset. I don't like metadata. There isn't much you'd loose. Honestly.
Unfortunately links you dragged from Safari are stored in the resource fork (metadata) while the data fork (file content) is empty. You know, those "somthing.webloc" files. Yeah. I curse Apple every time I stumble across one of those.
Leaving behind the metadata you'll have perfectly empty file. If you double click, it even starts Safari, but thats about it. No information anymore inside.

Links dragged from Firefox work, but then, I do like Safari quite a lot...



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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: miggins on Sep 28, '08 08:04:56PM

A file's name, type, dates (modified, created, accessed, etc), size, location and permissions are metadata. How can you even have files without some basic metadata?



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