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Re: Resurrecting 'Mac OS X "resource fork" support'

From: Toby Peterson <toby_at_apple.com>
Date: 2006-09-19 19:13:31 CEST

On 19 September 2006, at 06.54.49, Garrett Rooney wrote:

> On 9/18/06, Danny Dawson <danny@quasistoic.org> wrote:
>> Dev-List,
>> There was some discussion last year about supporting Mac-specific
>> resource fork data in subversion, which morphed into a discussion
>> about xattr support, and I can't quite figure out if there was some
>> kind of resolution that resulted from this discussion. Could you
>> enlighten me? Is there a way to use subversion to track
>> development of
>> files with crucial data in the resource fork, or was this never
>> implemented?
>> The discussion I'm referring to seems to have originated here:
>> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2005-08/0523.shtml
> It's never been implemented, so at the moment you'd have to use a tool
> to write the resource fork into a file that can be versioned (I
> believe Apple has tools that do this, although I've never actually had
> to care about resource forks, so the details are beyond me).

It's worth noting that Mac OS X applications will generally not
contains files with resource forks. Instead, you'll have the
resources stored in the data fork of a separate .rsrc file. See

- Toby

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