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Mac OS X "resource fork" support

From: Paul Sturm <sturm_at_branewave.com>
Date: 2005-08-13 04:21:58 CEST

I would like to volunteer to implement support for Mac OS X "resource
forks". So my first question is, is anyone already doing this? If
not, then my second question would be, are there any particular plans
as to how you would like to see this implemented?

My basic idea is that the client would split off the resource fork into
a "._" file, and submit that separately to the repository. (When Mac
OS X copies a file to a filesystem that doesn't support resource forks,
it does exactly this -- creates a second file with "._" prepended to
the filename.) When a client, running on Mac OS X, retrieves this file
from the repository, it would recombine the two files. On non-Mac OS X
platforms, the client would simply leave you with two files. (This
would be somewhat similar to the way symbolic links are handled on

Does this sound like something you would be interested in?

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