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Arbitrary section break[edit]

Isn't the official name of the file system HFS+, not HFS Plus?

Apple use both names interchangeably: http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1150.html AlistairMcMillan 08:34, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

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Limitations[edit]

On 4 April some bulletpoints were added to this heading, which all go unreferenced. Especially "real hardlinks" raises an eyebrow, as Apple developer documentation makes references to them (for example here and here) and Time Machine makes extensive use of them (as Pondini, a helpful site about this subject and more, explains).

Now, I'm also wondering about concurrent access. This was listed as a limitation of HFS (the predecessor of HFS+) on this wiki page, which had to do with how the catalog file was built. I find no other credible sources making this claim.

The other bullet points are more obvious and well known, but would of course also be stronger if citation was given :)

EmilJacobs (talk) 17:58, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

I've added a "citation needed" to the two most troublesome claims.
EmilJacobs (talk) 16:56, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

What the hell is a "real hard link"? The reference provided just talks about how hard links are implemented in HFS+ (which is arguably a workaround). According to TN1150, hard links on HFS+ should behave exactly as they do on any other UNIX. I suggest removing that bullet from the list. Feuermurmel (talk) 23:45, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Better? Worse? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=HFS_Plus&diff=762762309&oldid=761986422 AlistairMcMillan (talk) 16:22, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

HFS Extended[edit]

So here is Apple using "HFS Extended" in their own documentation now.

"The kUCCollateTypeHFSExtended ordering scheme sorts maximally decomposed Unicode according to the rules used by the HFS Extended volume format for its catalog. When this order is used, other collation options are ignored; this order is always case-insensitive (for decomposed characters) and ignores the Unicode characters 200C-200F, 202A-202E, 206A-206F, FEFF."

https://developer.apple.com/reference/coreservices/kuccollatetypehfsextended

Guess that makes it official and no longer erroneous. AlistairMcMillan (talk) 12:10, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

They use "HFS Standard" here too now.
The HFS Standard filesystem is no longer supported.
https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/content/releasenotes/MacOSX/WhatsNewInOSX/Articles/OSXv10.html
AlistairMcMillan (talk) 12:12, 13 July 2016 (UTC)