One of the great hidden features in macOS, xattrs are rarely used by anyone outside Apple, largely because they are so poorly supported by functions calls and tools.
Apple is making adjustments to its new APFS file system for iOS. Will that bring similar improvements in compatibility to High Sierra?
A classic scripting task: iterate through a folder and its entire contents, testing to see if each file is readable or writable. It’s straightforward in Swift too.
Want to hide text from electronic searching and matching? Or just explore some of Unicode’s encoding issues? Here’s a useful tool.
In recent years, most Mac users have stopped partitioning drives into volumes. In High Sierra, you will probably want to use volumes again. Lots.
Unicode is wonderful, a foundation for culture, but flawed. With characters that are visually indistinguishable having different encodings, it is rotting our filenames, URLs, and strings.
Yesterday’s Keynote at WWDC confirmed that the next major release of macOS, dubbed High Sierra, will be released […]
Its annual developer conference will reveal how Apple’s new file system will roll out in macOS 10.13, and determine its adoption and success.
What do we want Apple to offer in terms of new hardware, and the problems built deep into Unicode.
Case-insensitive APFS is not at chaotic as the case-sensitive variant. But there are still plenty of problems which developers and users need to prepare for.