HFSUTILS(1)                                                        HFSUTILS(1)


       hfsutils - tools for reading and writing Macintosh HFS volumes


       hattrib - change HFS file or directory attributes
       hcd - change working HFS directory
       hcopy - copy files from or to an HFS volume
       hdel - delete both forks of an HFS file
       hdir - display an HFS directory in long format
       hformat - create a new HFS filesystem and make it current
       hls - list files in an HFS directory
       hmkdir - create a new HFS directory
       hmount - introduce a new HFS volume and make it current
       hpwd - print the full path to the current HFS working directory
       hrename - rename or move an HFS file or directory
       hrmdir - remove an empty HFS directory
       humount - remove an HFS volume from the list of known volumes
       hvol - display or change the current HFS volume

       hfssh - Tcl interpreter with HFS extensions

       hfs - shell for manipulating HFS volumes
       xhfs - graphical interface for manipulating HFS volumes


       hfsutils  is a collection of tools and programs for accessing Macintosh
       HFS-formatted volumes. See the accompanying man page for  each  program
       above for more information.


       These utilities can manipulate HFS volumes on nearly any medium. A UNIX
       path is initially specified to hmount or hformat which gives the  loca-
       tion  of  the  volume. This path can be a block device -- corresponding
       to, for example, a floppy disk, CD-ROM, SCSI disk, or other  device  --
       or it can be a regular file containing an image of any of the above.

       The  medium  specified by the UNIX path may or may not contain an Apple
       partition map. If partitioned, it is possible for  more  than  one  HFS
       volume  to  be  present on the medium. In this case, a partition number
       must also be given which selects the  desired  partition.  This  number
       refers  to the nth ordinal HFS partition on the volume. (Other, non-HFS
       partitions are ignored.)  Partition  number  0  refers  to  the  entire
       medium, disregarding the partition map, if any.

       HFS  pathnames consist of colon-separated components. Unlike UNIX path-
       names, an HFS path which begins with a colon (e.g. :Foo:Bar) is a rela-
       tive  path,  and one which does not (e.g. Foo:Bar) is an absolute path.
       As sole exception to this rule, a path not  containing  any  colons  is
       assumed to be relative.

       Absolute pathnames always begin with the name of the volume itself. Any
       occurrence of two or more consecutive colons in a path  causes  resolu-
       tion of the path to ascend into parent directories.

       Most  of  the  command-line programs support HFS filename globbing. The
       following forms of globbing are supported:

       *      matches zero or more characters.

       ?      matches exactly one character.

       [...]  matches any single character enclosed  within  the  brackets.  A
              character range may be specified by using a hypen (-). Note that
              matches are not case sensitive.

              expands into the Cartesian product of each specified  substring.

       \      causes the following character to be matched literally.

       Note  that  since globbing is performed by each HFS command rather than
       by the UNIX shell (which knows nothing about HFS volumes), care  should
       always  be taken to protect pathnames from the shell by using an appro-
       priate quoting technique. Typically it is best to  surround  HFS  path-
       names containing glob characters with single quotes (’).

       Time  stamps  on  HFS  volumes are interpreted as being relative to the
       current time zone. This means that modification dates  on  HFS  volumes
       written  in  another  time  zone may appear to be off by some number of

       Hardware limitations prevent  some  systems  from  reading  or  writing
       native  Macintosh  800K floppy disks; only high-density 1440K disks can
       be used on these systems.

       The obsolete MFS volume format is not supported by this software.


       hattrib(1), hcd(1), hcopy(1),  hdel(1),  hdir(1),  hformat(1),  hls(1),
       hmkdir(1),  hmount(1), hpwd(1), hrename(1), hrmdir(1), hvol(1), hfs(1),


       Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>

HFSUTILS                          08-Nov-1997                      HFSUTILS(1)

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