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Re: Does coreutils-6.7 'mv' support MacOSX/XCode 'MvMac' tool?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Does coreutils-6.7 'mv' support MacOSX/XCode 'MvMac' tool?
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 22:20:46 +0100

<address@hidden> wrote:
> I've been running coreutils-6.7 on Darwin/MacOSX 10.4.8 ever
> since it went final.  The "make check" tests that failed
> probably can be explained.  Haven't seen any real problems, but
> all I usually do is lots of builds of other open projects and
> trying to keep up with the updates.  ;)
> But I wonder about this blurb from "man MvMac":
> [...]
> As of Mac OS X 10.4, the mv command preserves metadata and resource forks
> of files on Extended HFS volumes, so it can be used in place of MvMac.
> The MvMac command will be deprecated in future versions of Mac OS X.
> [...]
> Are these changes inside the coreutils code already

Not unless they're somehow based on standard ACLs (hmm, that's probably
an oxymoron :).  There is no OS X-specific code in the cp/mv programs
from the coreutils package.

> (has Apple submitted them up-stream and accepted)?

Not submitted.

> If not, what should we
> do to get ready for possibly Leopard and/or future XCodes
> ditching them?

If someone has patches to add this, it might be nice to post them here.

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