HFS support (resource forks)

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Wed Aug 13 21:08:32 EST 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:45:53PM +0200, Samuel Hug wrote:
> hi
> will the official rsync version in future maybe support HFS(+) 
> filesystem, like rsyncx does right now? i ask because the rsyncx version 
> dosen't run on my linuxbox and the feature is only supported if all 
> systems use rsyncx.

I won't say never.  It will probably be quite a while, if
ever before rsync supports HFS.  If it is done it will be
done by way of supporting extended attributes according to
SUS and will not be HFS specific.

What i find curious is that i cannot recall the rsyncx
developers contacting us.  Perhaps they did so before i got
involved; or their approach was something we didn't want to
do in mainline rsync and i have simply forgotten about it.

I have just downloaded their source tarball and will look at
it when i get a chance but don't expect anything to come of
it.  Most likely the way they have done it is something we
don't want in mainline and their code is decidedly
out-of-date being against 2.5.5.

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