This module contains some convenience routines for file-manipulation
on the Macintosh. All file parameters can be specified as
pathnames, FSRef or FSSpec objects. This module
expects a filesystem which supports forked files, so it should not
be used on UFS partitions.
The macostools module defines the following functions:
src, dst[, createpath[, copytimes]])
Copy file src to dst. If createpath is non-zero
the folders leading to dst are created if necessary.
The method copies data and
resource fork and some finder information (creator, type, flags) and
optionally the creation, modification and backup times (default is to
copy them). Custom icons, comments and icon position are not copied.
Recursively copy a file tree from src to dst, creating
folders as needed. src and dst should be specified as
Create a finder alias dst pointing to src.
Tell the finder that some bits of finder-information such as creator
or type for file dst has changed. The file can be specified by
pathname or fsspec. This call should tell the finder to redraw the
The buffer size for copy, default 1 megabyte.
Note that the process of creating finder aliases is not specified in
the Apple documentation. Hence, aliases created with mkalias()
could conceivably have incompatible behaviour in some cases.