|XHFS(1)||General Commands Manual||XHFS(1)|
xhfs - graphical interface for manipulating HFS volumes
xhfs [left-path [right-path]]
xhfs presents a graphical front-end for browsing and copying files on HFS-formatted volumes.
The display is divided into two parts, left and right, which can each independently view a directory on either an HFS volume or the host (UNIX) filesystem. Double-clicking the name of a directory in either view will open that directory. A pop-up menu at the top of each directory view can be used to navigate to any directory between the current and the beginning of the hierarchy.
Text files can be viewed by double-clicking them. Any file or set of files can be copied to the directory shown in the other view by selecting them and clicking the "Copy" button. Copying is performed according to the selected copy mode:
- MacBinary II
- The file(s) will be copied using the MacBinary II format. This is the recommended mode for transferring arbitrary Macintosh files.
- The file(s) will be copied using the BinHex format. This mode should be used to encode Macintosh files into strict ASCII format.
- In this mode, only the data fork(s) of the selected file(s) are copied. Furthermore, translation is performed on the data's end-of-line characters to conform to the standard for text files on the destination.
- Raw Data
- In this mode, only the data fork(s) of the selected file(s) are copied. However, no translation is performed whatsoever on the data.
- A copy mode will be selected automatically according to a set of heuristics.
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