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

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-09-22 11:48:51 CEST

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 01:17:25AM +0100, Barry Scott wrote:
> >Seems to me that at least NTFS supports a similar concept:
> >
> >Every file has a default (unnamed) stream, but you can create
> >alternate (named) streams on a file easily:
> I was under the impression that this feature is not used in any
> important apps
> these days. It was for Cairo that never happened and of course using
> a windows
> file server to host Mac files.

It's used for a couple of things: storing the 'Summary' properties tab
information (Title, etc) for non-Office applications, and some security
zone thing whereby it warns you if you run a file you downloaded from
the internet. It might also be used more in Vista - I know the Samba
guys seemed quite keen on getting some kind of support for this on Linux.


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