Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   Synchronize?
Date:   2003-10-26 08:37:18
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Synchronize?

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.

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  • 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.