Mini-HOWTO: Fixing rsync on Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.x)

David Powell david at
Thu Dec 1 14:44:57 GMT 2005

This patch seems to work nicely except for the problem that if you 
resync a directory that has been synced using this..

Every resource fork is resynced because OS 10.4 accepts the ._filename 
and stores it properly in the resource fork but the rsync doesn't notice 
this.. and decides the file is missing.. and tries to move it.. or 
conversely .. in some instances it is saying this file has vanished..

This all adds up to alot of wasted time.. and file pieces being moved.. 
with the resulting possibility of corrupting the whole.

Otherwise.. way cool.  This needs fixed immediately though.

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