HFS had file IDs. I'm not sure about HFS+. You could open a file by its ID.
Suppose you had a file on the desktop then copied it into a folder. Or alternatively you have a file in a folder and copy it to the desktop. The file IDs for each scenario will be different. (Hope that makes sense.) Mike Crawford, Baritone mdcrawf...@gmail.com One Must Not Trifle With Wizards For It Makes Us Soggy And Hard To Light. On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 11:32 PM, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.web...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Oh -- did you know that the filenames displayed in finder do not have to >> have any correlation to the filenames as seen by the shell and other >> programs? Or that Finder is perfectly happy to display two different "files >> with the same name"? > > In fact, I did notice that, and was rather confused by it. Maybe a fresh look > in the morning might sort that out! > > Ken > _______________________________________________ > macports-users mailing list > email@example.com > https://lists.macosforge.org/mailman/listinfo/macports-users _______________________________________________ macports-users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.macosforge.org/mailman/listinfo/macports-users