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-Note: This filesystem doesn't have a maintainer.
-Macintosh HFS Filesystem for Linux
-HFS stands for ``Hierarchical File System'' and is the filesystem used
-by the Mac Plus and all later Macintosh models. Earlier Macintosh
-models used MFS (``Macintosh File System''), which is not supported,
-MacOS 8.1 and newer support a filesystem called HFS+ that's similar to
-HFS but is extended in various areas. Use the hfsplus filesystem driver
-to access such filesystems from Linux.
-Mount options
-When mounting an HFS filesystem, the following options are accepted:
- creator=cccc, type=cccc
- Specifies the creator/type values as shown by the MacOS finder
- used for creating new files. Default values: '????'.
- uid=n, gid=n
- Specifies the user/group that owns all files on the filesystems.
- Default: user/group id of the mounting process.
- dir_umask=n, file_umask=n, umask=n
- Specifies the umask used for all files , all directories or all
- files and directories. Defaults to the umask of the mounting process.
- session=n
- Select the CDROM session to mount as HFS filesystem. Defaults to
- leaving that decision to the CDROM driver. This option will fail
- with anything but a CDROM as underlying devices.
- part=n
- Select partition number n from the devices. Does only makes
- sense for CDROMS because they can't be partitioned under Linux.
- For disk devices the generic partition parsing code does this
- for us. Defaults to not parsing the partition table at all.
- quiet
- Ignore invalid mount options instead of complaining.
-Writing to HFS Filesystems
-HFS is not a UNIX filesystem, thus it does not have the usual features you'd
- o You can't modify the set-uid, set-gid, sticky or executable bits or the uid
- and gid of files.
- o You can't create hard- or symlinks, device files, sockets or FIFOs.
-HFS does on the other have the concepts of multiple forks per file. These
-non-standard forks are represented as hidden additional files in the normal
-filesystems namespace which is kind of a cludge and makes the semantics for
-the a little strange:
- o You can't create, delete or rename resource forks of files or the
- Finder's metadata.
- o They are however created (with default values), deleted and renamed
- along with the corresponding data fork or directory.
- o Copying files to a different filesystem will loose those attributes
- that are essential for MacOS to work.
-Creating HFS filesystems
-The hfsutils package from Robert Leslie contains a program called
-hformat that can be used to create HFS filesystem. See
-<> for details.
-The HFS drivers was written by Paul H. Hargrovea (hargrove@sccm.Stanford.EDU).
-Roman Zippel ( rewrote large parts of the code and brought
-in btree routines derived from Brad Boyer's hfsplus driver.