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Only half the solution
Authored by: patashnik on Dec 19, '01 02:42:42AM

tar wreaks havoc on your precious resource forks, which you really don't want; my suggestion is to look for hfspax (use google), a patched version of pax which knows about resource forks and Finder information. I use it to backup my harddisk to my iPod, for example (my backup-script is available for anyone who's interested)



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Only half the solution
Authored by: el bid on Dec 19, '01 03:05:54AM
tar wreaks havoc on your precious resource forks, which you really don't want

If you're saying you don't really want resource forks, I'd agree. But I don't think this is what you mean.

tar doesn't wreak havoc with HFS+ strangenesses, it just ignores them, which of course creates a problem with software that relies on the multistream cuteness of HFS+ and its type/owner eccentricities.

Thanks for alerting us to hfspax. I just felt the need to step in and defend tar, which in the GNU version is IMHO the boss when it comes to cross-platform backup.

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el bid


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