hfsplus — a set of tools to access HFS+ file systems
HFS+, also known as the Macintosh Extended Format, was introduced by
Apple Computer in 1998 with the release of MacOS 8.1. It contains many
improvements over the old HFS file system, most notably the ability to
allocate up to 2^64 blocks, resulting in much more efficient storage of
many small files on large disks.
The hfsplus collection allows to access volumes formatted with the HFS+
file system from Debian GNU/Linux and related operating systems. The
collection contains tools to mount and unmount HFS+ volumes, to change
and list directories, and to copy files to and from HFS+ volumes.
Note that unlike its cousin, the hfsutils collection used for accessing
HFS file systems, hfsplus does not use the Macintosh pathname syntax
with ":" as delimiter. Instead, it mimicks the unix notation,
delimiting the names of volumes, directories and files in a path with
"/", and also understands "." and ".." to some extent.
hpmount(1), hpls(1), hpcd(1), hppwd(1), hpcopy(1), hprm(1), hpmkdir(1),
This manual page was written by Jens Schmalzing <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
Debian GNU/Linux using the manual page by Klaus Halfmann
<email@example.com> that comes with the source code and documentation
from the Tech Info Library.