HFS+ support (read-only)

Ethan Benson erbenson at alaska.net
Fri Jun 7 07:23:56 EST 2002

On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 05:24:43AM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> but it can handle most standard UNIX features other than
> hard links, which will show up as empty files. (Don't ask...)

in case anyone is curious the reason for this is because HFS+ has no
support whatsoever for hard links.  Apple kludged around this by
making OSX create a MacOS alias pointing to an inode number (or
similar) this macos alias has a special magic id to it so OSX knows to
pretend its a hard link instead of a regular file like it really is.
MacOS aliases are of course stored entirly in the resource fork, which
this implementation has no support for, thus hard link -> empty file.

Ethan Benson

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