[OS X TeX] OT: Backup software

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Oct 11 01:16:56 CEST 2006

On Oct 11, 2006, at 00:08 , Christian Heine wrote:

> Preferring open source software in general, I looked into rsync but
> apparently at that time rsync was incapable of copying resource  
> forks (._*
> files) which made our group collectively switch to SuperDuper. As a  
> test
> for rsync's resource fork support, try copying a link from Safari  
> to any
> directory and backing it up using rsync. It might have been fixed  
> in the
> meantime though, but it all sounded like a nasty problem. There's also
> Unison <http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/> which some  
> people are
> quite fond of (no experience myself).

rsync (and cp, mv) in OS X 10.4 support resourc forks (rsync -E).

If you download rsync from Apple's open source download site and  
compile and install it on 10.3 it also works there.


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