Copied file vanishes when client is OS X
Benjamin.Riefenstahl at epost.de
Tue Nov 25 19:18:17 GMT 2003
Ed Holden <eholden at mclean.harvard.edu> writes:
> I installed the Developer Tools SDK as you suggested. GetFileInfo
> had this to say about the file:
> file: "/Users/nrladmin/Desktop/gnu-linux.pdf"
> type: ""
> creator: ""
> attributes: avbstclinmed
> created: 11/24/2003 16:49:40
> modified: 11/06/2003 21:05:53
> And DeRez says this:
> ### ./DeRez - The resource fork of
> is empty and uninitialized.
> Is an empty and uninitialized resource fork a bad thing?
No, that's perfectly ok. It just means that it is a normal file
created by a program that ignores Mac OS X specific file metadata and
doesn't use a resource fork. Just as expected.
> If I open the PDF in Preview and do a Save As, creating a new file
> called gnu-linux2.pdf, the new file copies fine. However, the DeRez
> output is identical. And the contents of the files are also
> ientical, according to diff.
Hm, there must be *some* difference. When I save a file from
Preview.app, GetFileInfo says this about the new file:
type: "PDF "
created: 11/25/2003 18:46:29
modified: 11/25/2003 18:46:29
Can you try to set this type and creator in your file (make a copy for
SetFile -c "prvw" -t "PDF " gnu-linux2.pdf
and test with that?
Also, can you try, if the CpMac tool can copy the file to the Samba
>> Does a copy of the file work, if you create that with the "cp" tool
>> in Terminal.app on the Mac?
> Good idea. I did cp on the command line and unfortunately the copy
> still fails. It's the same result as if I had run a Duplicate in
> the GUI.
The same should happen if you use "cp" to make a copy of the file
generated from Preview.app, does it?
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