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Subject:   Synchronize?
Date:   2003-10-11 08:54:28
From:   mike3k
Response to: Synchronize?

Does rsync handle resource forks?


Right now I use Synchronize Plus or SilverKeeper and I'm not really happy with either one of them.

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  • James Duncan Davidson photo Synchronize?
    2003-10-14 12:34:35  James Duncan Davidson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Nope. rsync and cvs both clobber resource forks. Not a big deal for many file formats, but for a few, it's a huge deal. Luckily, all of the file formats that I work with don't suffer when their resource forks are stripped.
    • Synchronize?
      2004-01-30 19:50:56  jwp [View]

      I'm curious. For which few is it a huge deal? I'd like to set up a "myDisk" on my FTP server to sync bookmarks, preferences, and occasionally a few documents.

      Also, is there a way to get around the Finder's limitation of putting files to a FTP server? I can PUT via terminal so it seems like there must be a workaround to drag and drop right into the finder. Any help would be much appreciated.
    • Synchronize?
      2004-01-30 19:51:12  jwp [View]

      I'm curious. For which few is it a huge deal? I'd like to set up a "myDisk" on my FTP server to sync bookmarks, preferences, and occasionally a few documents.

      Also, is there a way to get around the Finder's limitation of putting files to a FTP server? I can PUT via terminal so it seems like there must be a workaround to drag and drop right into a disk mounted in the finder. Any help would be much appreciated.
    • Synchronize?
      2004-01-30 19:51:30  jwp [View]

      I'm curious. For which few is it a huge deal? I'd like to set up a "myDisk" on my FTP server to sync bookmarks, preferences, and occasionally a few documents.

      Also, is there a way to get around the Finder's limitation of putting files to a FTP server? I can PUT via terminal so it seems like there must be a workaround to drag and drop right into a disk mounted in the finder. Any help would be much appreciated.
      • oops
        2004-01-30 19:52:52  jwp [View]

        didn't mean to post multiple times.
  • Synchronize?
    2003-10-26 08:37:18  anonymous2 [View]

    rsync-x is a replacement for rsync. It hand;es resource forks and all of the other intricacies of HFS+

    You install it and it replaces rsync, so you use the same command "rsync" in the terminal.

    haven't tested it with Panther but since it is the backbone of my backup system, you better believe I will be testing it shortly.
    • Synchronize?
      2003-10-26 20:40:36  anonymous2 [View]

      rsyncx handles resource forks in a really kludgy way, though. It's not compatible with standard rsync so you can't use it to integrate Mac OS X with other UNIX systems.

      I've got a patched rsync that handles resource forks, but not finder info, but it does it by syncing the file as two files, one with a .rsrc extension (it's tricky, because both files start out with the same inode number, you have to cheat). I need to come up with a clean compatible mapping for the finder info and add a ".info" third fork. But right now it works well enough.