On Mon, Jan 29, 2007, Joe Auty wrote: >I've heard of many people having problems with RsyncX and the version >of rsync included in OS X crapping out and being unreliable. > >RsyncX and the patched rsync (the former being a GUI for the CLI >rsync) that ships with OS X attempts to preserve resource forks and >other file metadata (a lot of it from the OS 9 era where this stuff >mattered). If you don't care at all about these attributes (I don't), >I would recommend building a copy of the stock rsync from Macports, >similar to FreeBSD ports in design: http://www.macports.org
The resource forks matter to some OS X software, in particular the Reunion 8 genealogy program (which may also have issues when run on case sensitive file systems). Reunion is the only OS X program I personally use where this has been an issue (resource forks, not case insensitivity problems). Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC URL: http://www.celestial.com/ PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough. -- H.L. Mencken, ``Minority Report'' _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"