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by JayB
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: macOS 10.15 Catalina
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: macOS 10.15 Catalina

The true paths are actually (for example): /System/Volumes/Data/usr/local And I assume that macOS will firmlink this to the root of the read-only system volume, i.e. to the actual / … which is why I think that the default file structure you will see in Finder (and also in the shell) will be the same...
by JayB
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Development
Topic: macOS 10.15 Catalina
Replies: 2
Views: 828

macOS 10.15 Catalina

Catalina will have a dedicated read-only system volume, and for that Apple have created a new filetype called firmlink . Users won't be able to create firmlinks, except for volume share mount points. Pretty interesting stuff. https://forums.developer.apple.com/message/363443 https://forums.developer...
by JayB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Ideas and Feature Requests
Topic: 3 ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: 3 ideas

It's not a weird convention. It's the only valid convention. At the core macOS is a Unix system, and Unix only knows copy and move when it comes to files. In the GUI it's slightly different from the direct approach with cp & mv, but still close enough: CMD-C copies the file path, and then you decide...
by JayB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Default file browser?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Default file browser?

Sadly that solution doesn't work in every case. Some apps use AppleEvents or AppleScript or something, and actually call Finder specifically to reveal a path, and then Finder will activate. It's annoying. But in many scenarios it works fine. You could always try to change Finder's Info.plist in /Sys...
by JayB
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 1.2.5 released
Replies: 11
Views: 4189

Re: Version 1.2.5 released

Unmounting of APFS-formatted DMGs stopped working all of a sudden. I tested it immediately after installation, and it worked fine, and now I have two DMG volumes that won't unmount. (One of them worked before.) Hmmm…

But otherwise: thank you for the update!
by JayB
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]

Another thing: Apple actually forces you to use the ACL method, if you want certain functionality. Way back when, maybe on Mac OS X 10.5. or 10.6 they removed the UNIX flag uunlnk (user no-unlink); it's still in the XNU source code, but commented out: https://github.com/opensource-apple/xnu/blob/mas...
by JayB
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible to search for extended attributes?
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Possible to search for extended attributes?

Is there a way to use Nimble Commander's Find dialog to search for extended attributes? For example, you have tagged files with "com.apple.metadata:Tag1" and "com.apple.metadata:Tag2" etc., and you want to quickly find the files with tags as xattr, or want to find all quarantined files in your home ...
by JayB
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]

I understand. Would be cool, though. :) And yeah, ACLs are actually pretty great. Apple uses them too for some system locations. I use them a lot on important folders, e.g. in my home directory like ~/Applications, ~/Developer, ~/Developer/Applications, ~/.cache, ~/.local, ~/.local/bin etc. It's a s...
by JayB
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]

If you do change your mind at some point in the future, the interface would be straight-forward, something like this.

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In the meantime, maybe I can cook up some solution for myself.
by JayB
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: [INFO] Mojave: UF_DATAVAULT / [Q] ACLs [DONE]

Thank you! Too bad about ACLs, though. I actually use them, mostly to restrict write access to certain folders, e.g. Desktop. Apple seems to use them a lot to protect default system folders, also in the user's home folder. It's actually an awesome tool to have finetuned control over your system. But...