gzip & Mac File Types

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Sun Sep 15 10:45:01 CDT 2002


>>I wonder if there are any OS X command line tools available to 
>>binhex the file before compressing it into gzip. That would retain 
>>the resource fork + type and creator code, wouldn't it?
>
>Brad, et al:
>
>That may be an issue I'll have to deal with in the future.

The future began last night.

I'm using get URL resfile: to get the resource fork, appending it to 
the data fork, and storing fileType + "#"+ the length of the data 
fork at the end of the data.  Both compress & decompress were 
scripted last night.  Now comes testing.
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Rob Cozens
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