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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Don't do that! (Score:2, Informative)

    You'll kill all the HFS+ specific "extras" if you use tar (resource forks, some file attributes,...). There are some rewrites of standard utilities that will take this stuff into account (hfspax, hfstar and so forth), but you're probably better going with either Carbon Copy Cloner or psync. See

    http://versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13260&db=mac

    or

    http://search.cpan.org/dist/MacOSX-File/bin/psync

    respectively. (Dan Kogai, author of MacOSX-File, has a nice series of pages outlining the problems and
    • Right, my last two hops from powerbook to powerbook have basically been:
      • Boot the new powerbook in firewire mode
      • Plug it in to my old powerbook
      • sudo psync -d / /Volume/NewPowerbookName
      • Unmount the disk
      • Reboot
      • (Sometimes) if the new machine doesn't boot, the old kernel isn't compatible. Install OSX again on the new machine, preserving the previous system folder so you can drag junk around.
      That last step eluded me until I figured out what was going on. Now I'm happy.
      --
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge