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From "Torsten Curdt (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-281) Archives don't contain resource fork on Macs
Date Mon, 05 May 2014 10:39:15 GMT


Torsten Curdt commented on COMPRESS-281:

Before we call this a critical bug I would rather ask why you need them.

Resources forks are mostly a relic from the classic Mac OS times. It's a HFS+ feature that
I don't think we even have access to from java. They are deprecated but still used ins some
places (in e.g. webloc files). The introduction of UTIs is just one sign that eventually they
will go away (whenever that might be).

On Mac the Finder uses `ditto` which used to be one of the few tools that actually support
resource forks. Even the 10.6 `zip` did not properly support resource forks.

> Archives don't contain resource fork on Macs
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMPRESS-281
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Wish
>            Reporter: Dimple Rohara
>            Priority: Critical
> Currently, we are able to create archive on windows. But for Mac,it doesn't save the
resource fork information. I wish there was more compatibility among the archives created
on different Operating systems and could be used easily cross-platform.

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