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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Does coreutils-6.7 'mv' support MacOSX/XCode 'MvMac' tool?
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 09:54:45 -0800
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<address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder if Apple is using the FreeBSD /src/bin tree, then, rather than
> configuring coreutils with --prefix=/  ... let me check on that...

As far as I know, FreeBSD mv merely uses acl_get_fd and acl_set_fd for
ACLs, and coreutils should do that stuff fine.  (I haven't tested this
on FreeBSD, though.)

As for extended attributes, FreeBSD doesn't support them as far as I
know.  Neither does coreutils.  Adding this to coreutils portably
would be a bit of pain, as there is no real standard for them.  For
example, as I understand it, in MacOS X extended attributes are stored
as forks on HFS+ and are emulated on other file systems, which means
they wouldn't play nicely with the native extended attributes of other
file systems accessed via NFS.

As for forks, I don't see anything in FreeBSD mv to support them, and
coreutils doesn't support them either.

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