View Full Version : Final Cut file copied via the terminal becomes unreadable

01-02-2004, 03:37 AM
My problem is that when I copy a final cut express project document in the terminal - using cp or ditto - the copied file can not be read by final cut express. The file is exactly the same size as the original, and if I look at the contents of the new file with vi it is also the same, however final cut express can not open this file.

This also happens if I compress the file and then decompress it via the terminal - but not if I do so via the GUI.

Can someone tell me what is being modified in the file that is rendering it unreadable by final cut express.

I want to copy the file in the terminal so I can create scheduled backups using cron.

Thank you all.

01-02-2004, 06:42 AM
When you use ditto, are you preserving the resource fork with the -rsrcFork flag?