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XTar for Mac

By HELIOS Software Free

Developer's Description

HFS stores Finder and Resource information on HFS within one file. Standard Unix applications can only see the data part. HFS-compatible applications can deal with the additional resource and finder information but they do not understand UNIX special files. This means that the copies will be incomplete and many files will just refuse to work.

Xtar solves this problem by saving each data and resource forks as two files in the standard TAR container format to preserve all information. During a restore with Xtar on an HFS volume, the resource and finder information will be restored into a valid HFS files containing all information. This prevents data loss and enables you to create a bootable backup disc of Mac OS X. It is also ideal for backing up and restoring files and folders. Xtar is based on GNU tar (version 1.13.25).

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added July 30, 2003
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.0 Server
Additional Requirements Mac OS X

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,091
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