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From "James Duncan Davidson" <>
Subject Re: Copying meta-info on a mac (and small bug fix)
Date Tue, 22 Feb 2000 21:20:58 GMT
> I guess you could say it is a bug in Java (and UNIX)'s impoverished
> of a file.  Almost every OS I know of has meta-info with files (Apple II
> DOS 3.3, Apple II ProDOS, Apple IIGS GSOS, AmigaDOS, Microsoft Windows NT
> (some versions), BeOS).  Java provides no standard way to access it.

Even though NTFS has support for meta-info, it isn't typically used like it
is for MacOS. Too much need to support FAT based systems so everything is
done with extension mappings.


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