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Command line utility for analyzing and managing HFS+ compression.
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Source:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090902223042255
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=780570
http://files.me.com/brkirch/ijt4f7


Command line utility for identifying HFS+ compressed files and getting the sizes of them. Its output looks something like this:

$ afsctool -v /usr/local/bin/afsctool
/usr/local/bin/afsctool:
File is HFS+ compressed.
File size (uncompressed data fork; reported size by Mac OS 10.6+ Finder): 85372 bytes / 85 KB (kilobytes) / 83 KiB (kibibytes)
File size (compressed data fork - decmpfs xattr; reported size by Mac OS 10.0-10.5 Finder): 24417 bytes / 25 KB (kilobytes) / 24 KiB (kibibytes)
File size (compressed data fork): 24433 bytes / 25 KB (kilobytes) / 24 KiB (kibibytes)
Compression savings: 71.4%
Number of extended attributes: 0
Total size of extended attribute data: 0 bytes
Appoximate overhead of extended attributes: 536 bytes
Appoximate total file size (compressed data fork + EA + EA overhead + file overhead): 25376 bytes / 25 KB (kilobytes) / 25 KiB (kibibytes)

I've updated afsctool and added in place HFS+ compression for files and folders, just be warned that you should make a backup before attempting to use it as I haven't had a chance to extensively test it yet.

The in place compression seems not to have any significant issues, but if you are compressing anything important then always include the -k flag just to be safe.

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