SPLITFORKS(1) General Commands Manual SPLITFORKS(1)
/usr/bin/SplitForks – Divide a two-fork HFS file into AppleDouble format
resource and data files. (DEPRECATED)
/usr/bin/SplitForks [-s] [-v] file
Tools supporting Carbon development, including /usr/bin/SplitForks, were
deprecated with Xcode 6.
SplitForks takes a Macintosh HFS or HFS Extended ("HFS+") two-fork file and
converts it into AppleDouble format, with the data fork in one file and the
resource fork and file system metadata in another.
/usr/bin/SplitForks takes the following flags and arguments:
[s] Strip the resource fork from the original file. The default is to
leave the resource file in place after copying it to its
AppleDouble metadata file.
[v] Produce verbose diagnostics to standard output.
file The file to split.
foo Data fork of file 'foo'
SplitForks will fail with error 2 if the designated file is not on an HFS
or Extended HFS file system volume.
FixupResourceForks(1), MvMac(1), CpMac(1)
Consult RFC 1740 for details on AppleSingle/AppleDouble formats.
Mac OS X April 12, 2004 Mac OS X