OS X app compress/decompress solved

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Wed Nov 3 23:04:15 EST 2004

On 11/3/04 9:58 PM, "RGould8 at aol.com" <RGould8 at aol.com> wrote:

> My only concern is that I'm not sure if this works in all versions of Mac OS
> X (10.2 and up).   It's working great for me in 10.3.   I'm able to make these
> calls from Rev using the shell() command.

Rob, my understanding is that it's slightly different in 10.2... here's my

In OS X version 10.3 or later (Panther+), if you wish to copy the resources
over with your file, you need to use the "--rsrc" flag (note the two
hyphens) as:

  ditto --rsrc <pathToFile> <pathToDestFolder>

However in OS X version 10.2 and earlier (Jaguar-), you only need ONE hyphen
for "rsrc", so it becomes:

  ditto -rsrc <pathToFile> <pathToDestFolder>

Hope this helps,

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com

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