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cp and rsrc forks
Authored by: Crimson Napkin on Apr 14, '04 02:11:50PM

I had never heard that you could use -rsrc with cp (with ditto, yes, but cp...hmmm).

Use cp for files that don't have resource forks or metadata. Use CpMac (comes with the Developer Tools) for things that have these. For me, this means copy photos with CpMac in order to preserve the image metadata.

You can also use these to copy huge files to other machines on your network. It is faster to copy with cp or CpMac than it is to drag and drop. For example, you have a giant CAD project that needs to go to your bosses machine. Use CpMac to copy it to a network accesible directory on his machine and the file will copy faster than drag and drop.

--- is one reason PC users should switch to a Mac.

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