revCopyFile broken on OS X?

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami katir at
Tue Oct 7 23:03:01 EDT 2003

Brian, Thanks!

"ditto" works perfectly.

  Resource fork is maintained. File is copied with creator type etc all 
intact and boots into the right application.

Two caveats which I would like to understand, just for my training on 
shell usage:

a) I could not get this to work:

  get shell ("ditto -rsrcFork "&quote 
&(gRemotePath&gRemoteFile)&quote&&quote& fld "localfolder"&quote)

instead I had to do this:

put ("ditto -rsrcFork "&quote &(gRemotePath&gRemoteFile)&quote&&quote& 
fld "localfolder"&quote) into tCommand

get shell (tCommand)


b) use of "get" why is it needed? is it because this is a function and  
not a command?

Thanks, this list is such a great resource...

Aloha from Kauai

On Sunday, October 5, 2003, at 09:28  PM, Brian Yennie wrote:

> I can't speak to revCopyFile, but on OS X there is a shell command for 
> copying files with resource fork intact. If that's not what 
> revCopyFile is using, you could try it:
> get shell("ditto -rsrcFork 
> "&quote&sourcePath&quote&&quote&destPath&quote)
> You might try it out first in if you haven't used shell() 
> before. For more information about ditto, type "man ditto" into 
> If that's what revCopyFile uses already, maybe it's a remote volume / 
> server problem?
> Brian
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