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0000195VisualDifferFolders differpublic2013-09-12 17:07
ReporterJCAssigned Toadmin 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.8.4
Product Version1.5.5 
Target VersionFixed in Version1.5.6 
Summary0000195: Not recognizing the difference between files that have had their resource forks stripped.
DescriptionWe had a bunch of old Mac files on a Windows server. Many of them had their resource forks stripped. For example, if you open a folder with fonts, they will show as zero sized "Unix Executable File" while the originals will show a size in Finder, custom icon, can be opened and will show as a "PostScript Type 1 outline font". I bought VisualDiffer just to check for these kinds of screwed up files, but it finds nothing wrong when comparing them.
Steps To ReproduceRun VisualDiffer on a folder with files that have their resource forks and on one where they do not.
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related to 0000162 closedadmin When comparing files, need check resource fork also 

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JC

2013-08-30 14:55

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VisualDiffer not noticing difference.png (343,875 bytes)

admin

2013-08-30 15:29

administrator   ~0000364

Last edited: 2013-08-30 15:31

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VisualDiffer doesn't handle resource forks very well, there is a feature request to add its support.

I've implemented the support but it slows down comparison so I've never published it.

If it's possible, I know maybe there are privacy problems, may you send me a resource fork file?
I need more test files as possible, I've used http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/17562/hexedit to create resforks but without success

Issue History

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2013-08-30 14:55 JC New Issue
2013-08-30 14:55 JC Status new => assigned
2013-08-30 14:55 JC Assigned To => admin
2013-08-30 14:55 JC File Added: VisualDiffer not noticing difference.png
2013-08-30 15:29 admin Note Added: 0000364
2013-08-30 15:29 admin Status assigned => acknowledged
2013-08-30 15:30 admin Note Edited: 0000364 View Revisions
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2013-08-30 15:31 admin Note Edited: 0000364 View Revisions
2013-08-30 15:47 admin Relationship added related to 0000162
2013-09-12 17:07 admin Status acknowledged => closed
2013-09-12 17:07 admin Resolution open => fixed
2013-09-12 17:07 admin Fixed in Version => 1.5.6