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hfsplus(7)						 Miscellaneous Information Manual						hfsplus(7)

hfsplus -- a set of tools to access HFS+ file systems Description HFS+, also known as the Macintosh Extended Format, was introduced by Apple Computer in 1998 with the release of MacOS 8.1. It contains many improvements over the old HFS file system, most notably the ability to allocate up to 2^64 blocks, resulting in much more efficient storage of many small files on large disks. The hfsplus collection allows to access volumes formatted with the HFS+ file system from Debian GNU/Linux and related operating systems. The collection contains tools to mount and unmount HFS+ volumes, to change and list directories, and to copy files to and from HFS+ vol- umes. Note that unlike its cousin, the hfsutils collection used for accessing HFS file systems, hfsplus does not use the Macintosh pathname syn- tax with ":" as delimiter. Instead, it mimicks the unix notation, delimiting the names of volumes, directories and files in a path with "/", and also understands "." and ".." to some extent. See also hpmount(1), hpls(1), hpcd(1), hppwd(1), hpcopy(1), hprm(1), hpmkdir(1), hpumount(1), hpfsck(1). Author This manual page was written by Jens Schmalzing <> for Debian GNU/Linux using the manual page by Klaus Halfmann <half-> that comes with the source code and documentation from the Tech Info Library. hfsplus(7)

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HFSUTILS(1)						      General Commands Manual						       HFSUTILS(1)

hfsutils - tools for reading and writing Macintosh HFS volumes SYNOPSIS
hattrib - change HFS file or directory attributes hcd - change working HFS directory hcopy - copy files from or to an HFS volume hdel - delete both forks of an HFS file hdir - display an HFS directory in long format hformat - create a new HFS filesystem and make it current hls - list files in an HFS directory hmkdir - create a new HFS directory hmount - introduce a new HFS volume and make it current hpwd - print the full path to the current HFS working directory hrename - rename or move an HFS file or directory hrmdir - remove an empty HFS directory humount - remove an HFS volume from the list of known volumes hvol - display or change the current HFS volume hfssh - Tcl interpreter with HFS extensions hfs - shell for manipulating HFS volumes xhfs - graphical interface for manipulating HFS volumes DESCRIPTION
hfsutils is a collection of tools and programs for accessing Macintosh HFS-formatted volumes. See the accompanying man page for each pro- gram above for more information. NOTES
These utilities can manipulate HFS volumes on nearly any medium. A UNIX path is initially specified to hmount or hformat which gives the location of the volume. This path can be a block device -- corresponding to, for example, a floppy disk, CD-ROM, SCSI disk, or other device -- or it can be a regular file containing an image of any of the above. The medium specified by the UNIX path may or may not contain an Apple partition map. If partitioned, it is possible for more than one HFS volume to be present on the medium. In this case, a partition number must also be given which selects the desired partition. This number refers to the nth ordinal HFS partition on the volume. (Other, non-HFS partitions are ignored.) Partition number 0 refers to the entire medium, disregarding the partition map, if any. HFS pathnames consist of colon-separated components. Unlike UNIX pathnames, an HFS path which begins with a colon (e.g. :Foo:Bar) is a rel- ative path, and one which does not (e.g. Foo:Bar) is an absolute path. As sole exception to this rule, a path not containing any colons is assumed to be relative. Absolute pathnames always begin with the name of the volume itself. Any occurrence of two or more consecutive colons in a path causes reso- lution of the path to ascend into parent directories. Most of the command-line programs support HFS filename globbing. The following forms of globbing are supported: * matches zero or more characters. ? matches exactly one character. [...] matches any single character enclosed within the brackets. A character range may be specified by using a hypen (-). Note that matches are not case sensitive. {...,...} expands into the Cartesian product of each specified substring. causes the following character to be matched literally. Note that since globbing is performed by each HFS command rather than by the UNIX shell (which knows nothing about HFS volumes), care should always be taken to protect pathnames from the shell by using an appropriate quoting technique. Typically it is best to surround HFS pathnames containing glob characters with single quotes ('). Time stamps on HFS volumes are interpreted as being relative to the current time zone. This means that modification dates on HFS volumes written in another time zone may appear to be off by some number of hours. Hardware limitations prevent some systems from reading or writing native Macintosh 800K floppy disks; only high-density 1440K disks can be used on these systems. The obsolete MFS volume format is not supported by this software. SEE ALSO
hattrib(1), hcd(1), hcopy(1), hdel(1), hdir(1), hformat(1), hls(1), hmkdir(1), hmount(1), hpwd(1), hrename(1), hrmdir(1), hvol(1), hfs(1), xhfs(1) AUTHOR
Robert Leslie <> HFSUTILS
08-Nov-1997 HFSUTILS(1)
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