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MacOS' Aliases break on every spanable compression type :( #46

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DBLjan opened this Issue Jun 26, 2017 · 3 comments

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DBLjan commented Jun 26, 2017

I try to backup some things on my mac, and I need a spanable compression format, but every spanable format does break Aliases, no matter if I include or exclude the mac ressources.

I tried ISO and DMG which work fine. Also the OS interne archiver does .zip/unzip thes files flawless.

Any ideas with a workaround to compress some assorted mac-folders in a spanable archive type?

OSX 10.11.6 and KeKa Version 1.0.9 (1756)

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DBLjan commented Jun 26, 2017

…I could use a DMG and then slit it up by zip…but that would neglect the intent of not loosing -all- data if one .00zip-file is damaged – the whole DMG will fail to process.

Any other ideas?

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aonez commented Jun 26, 2017

You're right... The first thing that comes to my mind is using a symlink instead of macOS Make Alias:

ln -s <path> <symlink>

Those are working as expected, though I don't know if they will fit your needs.

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aonez commented Sep 26, 2017

Next revision 1.1.0 should work for you. Using tar, or gz, bz2, xz, lz tarballs should keep your aliases intact.

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