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Option to transmit resource forks as AppleDouble (2 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • guest Registered Member

    It would be nice to an option to transmit resource forks in AppleDouble format (as a file named ._filename). This is useful if transmitting to a unix server since Mac OS X will interpret those correctly as resources if they are accessed using SMB or NFS.

    Of course, it should also "automatically" detect "._" on the remote server and recombine them on the Mac on download.

    I like that fetch can ignore insignificant resource forks, although, it would be nice if there was a way to customize that behavior too. Something like, "Do the usually check for resource significance, but always transmit .psd file with the resource fork".

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.

    You can preserve the resource forks of files (even the ones normally regarded by Fetch as insignificant) by forcing Fetch to use BinHex, MacBinary, or StuffIt X format when uploading, but I realize that may not be quite what you're looking for.

    To do this, after you make a connection, choose the desired format from the Format submenu of the Remote menu. Then transfer your files.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #


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