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Ultimate file compression format?

post #1 of 5
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Let's see.. it needs to:

- Preserve long filenames
- Accept long paths (unlike tar)
- Preseve icons under OS X
- Preserve resource forks (unlike gnutar)

Nice to have:
- Preserves unix permissions

So far I have tested zip, tar, gnutar, gzip, and stuffit to no avail.

a little help?

anyone with experience with hfspax?
post #2 of 5
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Yeah, I'd like to know too. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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post #4 of 5
somebody wrote a perl-based tar-wrapper that preserved file forks and stuff.

He called it "tarw"

http://homepage.mac.com/mattouellette/FileSharing.html

Now an algorithm that compresses completely random data...that would be nice!

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post #5 of 5
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Ok.. I've tried tarw (doesn't handle long filepaths) and hfspax (still doesn't handle OS X custom icons).

None of the compression formats seem to handle custom icons.

Go ahead a textedit file and replace the generic text icon with a custom one. Compress it, decompress it and see if it is still there.
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