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The Finder, Disk Utility and Terminal show disks and volumes differently, according to their function. This can appear confusing in Catalina until it has been explained.
With only sketchy documentation and no open source release, how complete are the tools to support APFS? Are they still “work in progress”?
It may be over 2 years old, but its supporting tools are more like those of a beta. Adding containers isn’t at all straightforward.