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

David Powell david at
Thu Dec 1 14:54:09 GMT 2005

... ._resource forks being synced over and over despite the target file 
itself not moving..

Missing fact...

I am attempting a link-destination based multiple backup that creates 
hard links to files that are duplicates and only moves the changed 
files..  This implementation of rsync is not noticing the existing 
resource fork associated with the previous copy of the file so it moves 
the resource fork again.

I hope this makes sense.

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