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WARNING: DONT DO THAT!!
Authored by: 240vac on Oct 23, '02 11:10:48AM

Nonsense - I've been using rsync for a long time to mirror my directories between my Tibook and my unix account at work. With no problems whatsoever.

rsync mirrors all the files, and this of course includes the ones for the resources.



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WARNING: DONT DO THAT!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 23, '02 11:24:22AM

Thanks for dispelling this myth 240vac.

Nothing like 240 volts of alternating current to zap the fear.



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No You have just been lucky, there is a problem
Authored by: SOX on Oct 23, '02 12:16:54PM

Gee too bad your simply wrong about that 240AC. You've just been lucky you have not encountered a problem. As rule of thumb any flat file can be rsynched with only minor damage.

for a quick harmless example,
1) open word or bbedit and make save a new file called "test"*without* the extension .doc
2) In a terminal window type
rsync test rsync_test
3) open the finder and look at the icons of the two files. or try opening them from the terminal window. you will discover the creator code is missing.

this is harmless example. For a harmful example, try rsynching ALL of your applications then throw caution to the wind and delete the original!. you will discover that a some of them will no longer function. In particular, classic applications tend to be most affected since they often rely on resource forks. The new macOSX generally dont use resource forks and thus tend to just have minor problems like creator codes and icons.



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