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2answers
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Cannot get ZFS pool created in OSX to import on Linux system [on hold]

I'm experimenting with different file systems for use between a dual-booting Linux/OSX laptop which will act as a testing platform. Despite being a BSD variant, I've had a lot of trouble finding a ...
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1answer
86 views

Create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver [closed]

My workplace doesn't have a easy to use document management system, and I have no chance in building or installing one. Right now, people just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't ...
0
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1answer
119 views

Accessing iSCSI LUN from OS X and Debian simultaneously

My setup is the following: Synology Disk Station as iSCSI target OS X 10.8 as client Debian as client I don't like to know that I should use WebDAV or similar file sharing protocols. I'd like to ...
2
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2answers
521 views

Rename a file (extension) on Mac without changing the created date?

I have several .JPG files and I want them to be .jpg files but every suggested rename script uses "mv" and the manual page (on Mountain Lion) for mv says it does a copy and delete which explains why ...
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2answers
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Mounting a linux image built with “dd” on Mac OSX 10.7 [closed]

I recently did a ssh root@myserver "dd if=/dev/xvda " | dd of=/<localpath>/myimage.img as instructed by my VPS server docs at linode. I did this before to another linux system and mounted it ...
2
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1answer
433 views

Recursively apply ACL permissions on Mac OS X (Server)?

For years I've used the strong-armed-duo of these two suckers... sudo chmod +a "localadmin allow read,write,append,execute,\ delete,readattr,writeattr,readextattr,writeextattr,\ ...
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votes
3answers
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How do I identify the file system of a drive in Mac OS?

I have an external drive hooked up to my Mac, and I'm trying to determine things like, e.g., is this HFS or FAT, is it 32-bit or 64-bit, etc. It seems like there should be some trivial command that ...
0
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1answer
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How are file locks implemented in mac osx

On macs you have the option of locking a file in order to prevent its deletion. But this is not done by chmodding u-w or something like that, because locked files can have write permissions. So what's ...
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1answer
498 views

Copy File Contiguously to Disk from OSX/Unix/Linux to FAT32 FS?

So the Sysinternals guys have that cool contig.exe utility that allows me ensure a file is contiguous. I need to copy overs ISO files to a FAT32 USB flash key. Grub4DOS requires the files be ...
1
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2answers
272 views

Compress HFS+ volume on Linux machine

I'm using mkfs.hfsplus to create a HFS+ volume on Linux, but I want to compress it using Apple's UDIF format. It looks like I should be able to use bzip2 to do this, but I can't really tell how. Any ...
4
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3answers
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How can I tie togeather extra space on Macintosh desktops with a distributed filesystem?

I have access to a bunch of Mac desktops, the hard drives of which are under-utilized. I want to set up a distributed filesystem to gang them together into one large virtual volume. The server has to ...
3
votes
4answers
7k views

OpenFiler versus FreeNAS for Mac OSX environment

I'm a photographer and I have a requirement find a better method of storing my photo library. Currently I use a Macbook Pro and 6 external drives connected via USB2 or FW800. They are divided up in ...
0
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3answers
343 views

Remote Link on OSX

I have two machines on the same LAN, I usually ssh from one to the other and I was wondering if I could create a symbolic or hard link from a box that points to the other one. I'm using OSX on both ...
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2answers
295 views

PHP auto-loading and OS X case insensitivity

So I develop PHP on a Mac, and OS X (HFS+) is case insensitive when it comes to file and folder names. This can cause issues with auto-loading PHP classes, because it uses the class name to search for ...
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6answers
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What are .DS_Store files and why does OSX leave them on Windows shares?

Whenever I access windows shares from OSX 10.5 it leaves .DS_Store files on the remote filesystem. What are they used for, and are they necessary, and can they be prevented from being created?
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2answers
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Do I need to defrag MacOSX filesystems?

The equivalent linux question reminded me of the bad performance of my MacBookPro. I'm not even sure what the default FS nowadays is. I read somewhere that there is a cron job which runs on friday or ...