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Re: Mac OS X "resource fork" support

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-08-13 18:56:42 CEST

Eric Gorr wrote:

>> Paul Sturm wrote:
>>> I would like to volunteer to implement support for Mac OS X
>>> "resource forks".
> There is no need to add a feature which solely supports Mac resource
> forks, which is a good thing since it should never happen. As I
> understand it, Resource forks are now fully within the POSIX xattr
> (extended attributes for files) standard - at least starting with
> MacOSX 10.4. So, if subversion supported xattrs, support resource
> forks would simply be apart of this and would have applications far
> beyond simple resource forks and likely increasingly useful on all
> platforms Subversion runs on - including Windows.

There are many filesystems that don't support extended attributes or
several data streams per file.

>> So my first question is, is anyone already doing this?
> As far as I know, noone is working on adding xattr support.
> The aspect that makes implementing xattr support a bit easier is that
> there is apparently a 1-1 mapping with the subversion file properties
> feature.
> Search the archives for xattr for a little more information

I don't think you can use properties for xattrs at the moment. The
practical constraints on property sizes are much stricter than on file

-- Brane

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