ACL's on Mac OS X

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Oct 6 03:44:50 GMT 2007

On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 04:22:22PM -0700, Noam Birnbaum wrote:
> Ah, but then the million dollar question: if this new version supports
> OS X ACLs, does it also support OS X resource forks?

Resource forks on OS X have been supported for a while now -- they
are handled via the --xattrs option by rsync (and handled more
efficiently than the rsync that comes with OS X, since 3.x does
not re-send unchanged xattr data).

If you'd like to use the OS X-specific -E option instead of using -A
and -X, you can create a popt alias by adding this to your ~/.popt

rsync alias -E -AX


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