Backing up resource forks

David Allie david.allie at USA.NET
Fri Mar 11 09:13:15 MST 2011

Mike, thanks for the clarification and for updating your instructions.

-- David

On Mar 11, 2011, at 11:05 AM, Mike Bombich wrote:
FWIW, I updated just recently with a minor bug fix to my HFS+ compression patch (preserving resource forks when --fileflags was not used).

(And I do not work for Apple :-)


On Mar 11, 2011, at 9:34 AM, David Allie wrote:
> Check out and download/compile version 3.0.7. Very stable, I've been downloading/compiling my own rsync from here for several years and have not encountered any problems.
> If you're interested and would like the download/compile steps, let me know. Mike Bombich (CCC, Apple) used to have it posted on his site, but I have the steps in a script I use. You obviously need to have xCode installed on your Mac.
> -- David Allie
> On Mar 11, 2011, at 10:06 AM, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Y z <yankel at> wrote:
> A little research showed me that rsync (2.6.9) for Mac supports the -E option, which is supposed to back up the resource forks, too.
> That is an option that apple added, but it is not implemented very well and is not compatible with non-apple rsyncs.  You should compile a standard rsync version on your mac.  Some of the various code repos for macs have good auto-build rules for this.
> ..wayne..
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