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I have an HFS+ filesystem image recovered from a failing Mac harddrive and can loopback mount it on my Linux machine. How can I access the resource forks for the files in this filesystem from the Linux machine?

(I do not have a Mac with the capacity to store an image this large.)

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Add /rsrc to the end of the file name to access the resource fork. I have no I idea where that's documented if anywhere.

Edit: Just to clarify I was referring to command-line usage; for example cp somefile/rsrc destfile will copy the resouce fork of somefile to a file called destfile. All command-line functions work this way. I haven't tested it with anything graphical.

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That worked; thanks. Files without a resource fork on the hfs+ filesystem would give a 'permission denied' error when I tried to access /rsrc, which let me determine which files had resource forks and which didn't. – retracile Mar 18 '12 at 11:50
Appears this no longer works, at least not for .textClipping files. – Jeff Burdges Jun 5 '15 at 8:13
I'll look into it there was never any offical documentation that I could find. Apple has been moving away from resource forks since OS X came out. – wheredidthatnamecomefrom Jun 7 '15 at 17:48

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