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Re: Installer UI advices

From: Markus Hitter
Subject: Re: Installer UI advices
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 19:47:45 +0100

Am 17.03.2005 um 14:04 schrieb M. Uli Kusterer:

Apple has devised a scheme for storing resource forks in ZIP archives. Basically, they have a folder named __MACOSX that replicates the entire directory hierarchy, and contains the resource forks of those files that have any.

The Finder stores Finder Info (file meta data like icon position) there as well and since about every file[1] on Mac OS X has Finder Info, there's about always a __MACOSX directory.

That's the same scheme OS X uses on UFS volumes.

It isn't. In a .zip archive Resources and Finder Info go into a file prefixed by "._" which resides in the directory tree copy.

On UFS, the ._file is always in the same directory as the data file; there's no __MACOSX diectory. Apple did a silly design decision here, IMHO.


[1] Unless you have CLI only files - never touched by a Carbon or Cocoa based app.

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