Provided by: hfsutils_3.2.6-14_amd64 bug


       hfsutils - tools for reading and writing Macintosh HFS volumes


       hattrib - change HFS file or directory attributes
       hcd - change working HFS directory
       hcopy - copy files from or to an HFS volume
       hdel - delete both forks of an HFS file
       hdir - display an HFS directory in long format
       hformat - create a new HFS filesystem and make it current
       hls - list files in an HFS directory
       hmkdir - create a new HFS directory
       hmount - introduce a new HFS volume and make it current
       hpwd - print the full path to the current HFS working directory
       hrename - rename or move an HFS file or directory
       hrmdir - remove an empty HFS directory
       humount - remove an HFS volume from the list of known volumes
       hvol - display or change the current HFS volume

       hfssh - Tcl interpreter with HFS extensions

       hfs - shell for manipulating HFS volumes
       xhfs - graphical interface for manipulating HFS volumes


       hfsutils  is  a  collection  of  tools  and programs for accessing Macintosh HFS-formatted
       volumes. See the accompanying man page for each program above for more information.


       These utilities can manipulate HFS volumes on nearly any medium. A UNIX path is  initially
       specified  to hmount or hformat which gives the location of the volume. This path can be a
       block device -- corresponding to, for example, a floppy disk, CD-ROM, SCSI disk, or  other
       device -- or it can be a regular file containing an image of any of the above.

       The  medium  specified  by the UNIX path may or may not contain an Apple partition map. If
       partitioned, it is possible for more than one HFS volume to be present on the  medium.  In
       this case, a partition number must also be given which selects the desired partition. This
       number refers to the nth ordinal HFS partition on the volume. (Other,  non-HFS  partitions
       are  ignored.)  Partition number 0 refers to the entire medium, disregarding the partition
       map, if any.

       HFS pathnames consist of colon-separated components. Unlike UNIX pathnames,  an  HFS  path
       which begins with a colon (e.g. :Foo:Bar) is a relative path, and one which does not (e.g.
       Foo:Bar) is an absolute path. As sole exception to this rule, a path  not  containing  any
       colons is assumed to be relative.

       Absolute  pathnames always begin with the name of the volume itself. Any occurrence of two
       or more consecutive colons in a path causes resolution of the path to ascend  into  parent

       Most  of  the  command-line programs support HFS filename globbing. The following forms of
       globbing are supported:

       *      matches zero or more characters.

       ?      matches exactly one character.

       [...]  matches any single character enclosed within the brackets. A character range may be
              specified by using a hypen (-). Note that matches are not case sensitive.

              expands into the Cartesian product of each specified substring.

       \      causes the following character to be matched literally.

       Note  that  since  globbing is performed by each HFS command rather than by the UNIX shell
       (which knows nothing about HFS volumes), care should always be taken to protect  pathnames
       from the shell by using an appropriate quoting technique. Typically it is best to surround
       HFS pathnames containing glob characters with single quotes (').

       Time stamps on HFS volumes are interpreted as being relative to  the  current  time  zone.
       This  means that modification dates on HFS volumes written in another time zone may appear
       to be off by some number of hours.

       Hardware limitations prevent some systems from reading or writing  native  Macintosh  800K
       floppy disks; only high-density 1440K disks can be used on these systems.

       The obsolete MFS volume format is not supported by this software.


       hattrib(1),  hcd(1), hcopy(1), hdel(1), hdir(1), hformat(1), hls(1), hmkdir(1), hmount(1),
       hpwd(1), hrename(1), hrmdir(1), hvol(1), hfs(1), xhfs(1)


       Robert Leslie <>