Subject: Re: more on dinode
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/03/1997 14:36:41
>Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 07:32:53 +0200
>From: Jukka Marin <>
>On Tue, Dec 02, 1997 at 08:15:09PM -0800, Time Keeper wrote:
>> A thought to consider: Apple's Hierarchical File System (HFS) has a useful
>> notion: the "resource" fork. The best description I ever heard of it was as
>> "extensible meta-data."
>Sorry, but I think this is one of the worst things on mac. ;-)  When an
>average user (like me) transfers a file from mac to some real computer
>(sorry :), he will soon discover that he can't read the gif/tiff/whatever
>file on other systems because mac has corrupted the file by adding 128
>bytes of garbage in front of it.  I think the Amiga's way was better -
>keeping the Amiga specific information in a separate .info file so the
>data file remained untouched.

Your file transfer program probably converted it to MacBinary format.
These files can be decoded with 'mcvert', which you may still be able
to get from

Alternatively, tell your Mac file transfer program to dump the
resource fork instead of converting to MacBinary.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken