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On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:24 PM, gary ng <> wrote:
> interesting. what you mentioned are 'metadata' which
>  is very much OS dependent(NTFS has ACL, linux has
>  similar thing) that must be done in OS dependent way
>  like as you said os.execute().
>  In fact, even with os.execute('cp ...'), I am not sure
>  it can handle all the metadata.

The 'cp' in OS X does handle resource forks, but yes, it's not very
portable at all.