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Dump AppleSingle/AppleDouble format data


apple_dump [-a] [FILE | DIR]

apple_dump -e FILE | DIR

apple_dump -f [FILE]

apple_dump -d [FILE]

apple_dump -h | -help | --help

apple_dump -v | -version | --version


apple_dump is a perl script to dump AppleSingle/AppleDouble format data.

This script can dump various AppleSingle/AppleDouble data created by mailer, archiver, Mac OS X, Netatalk and so on.

With no FILE|DIR, or when FILE|DIR is '-', read standard input.



This is default. Dump a AppleSingle/AppleDouble data for FILE or DIR automatically. If FILE is not AppleSingle/AppleDouble format, look for extended attribute, .AppleDouble/FILE and ._FILE. If DIR, look for extended attribute, DIR/.AppleDouble/.Parent and ._DIR.


Dump extended attribute of FILE or DIR.

-f [FILE]

Dump FILE. Assume FinderInfo to be FileInfo.

-d [FILE]

Dump FILE. Assume FinderInfo to be DirInfo.

-h,  -help,  --help

Display the help and exit

-v,  -version,  --version

Show version and exit


There is no way to detect whether FinderInfo is FileInfo or DirInfo. By default, apple_dump examines whether file or directory, a parent directory is .AppleDouble, filename is ._*, filename is .Parent, and so on.

If setting option -e, -f or -d, assume FinderInfo and doesn't look for another data.

See Also

ad(1), getfattr(1), attr(1), runat(1), getextattr(8), lsextattr(8)

Referenced By


12 Nov 2015 3.1.15