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article is about command-line zip
Authored by: hayne on Nov 30, '06 10:13:44AM

The article is rather confusingly written in that it starts off by talking about the archive facility available from Finder (which does preserve resource forks - as the article says) when the main point of the article is about the command-line version of zip not preserving resource forks.

So the article is not wrong - it correctly cautions about the use of command-line zip. But it could have been better written so as to avoid the confusion.

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article is about command-line zip
Authored by: mantrid on Nov 30, '06 10:37:28AM
... and following that train of thought, these are the tools that Apple says support resource forks in 10.4 (plain old zip isn't among them):

Enhanced command-line tools:
cp, mv, scp, emacs, vim, pico. Properly handle HFS+ resource forks using the new
extended attribute APIs, as do archivers such as tar, rsync, gzip, bzip2, and cpio.

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