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Authored by: ret on Feb 25, '02 03:03:11AM

I have been caught by this before - using cp and losing the resource info. So are there any inherent issues in aliasing or soft-linking cp and mv to CpMac and MvMac so that they are always used in preference to /bin/cp and /bin/mv?



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Authored by: mervTormel on Feb 25, '02 03:21:08AM

beware! CpMac and MvMac seem to be deprecated tools with no docs and very wonky results.

http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=762

probably best to use ditto for all your sundry file needs. it works well, is documented and supported.



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Authored by: tochoa on Feb 25, '02 11:11:20PM

Yes- CpMac and MvMac are useful, but beware of using them with a -r switch on directory copying / moving. They will make all dot files you've moved visible at the destination. So soft linking them to cp and mv, is not a good idea! Better to use these cl tools on individual files, that you know will have resource forks (an example would be files that open in classic only applications, such as Quark.)



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