Binary package “hfsprogs” in ubuntu precise

mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems

 The HFS+ file system used by Apple Computer for their Mac OS is
 supported by the Linux kernel. Apple provides mkfs and fsck for
 HFS+ with the Unix core of their operating system, Darwin.
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 This package is a port of Apple's tools for HFS+ filesystems.
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 For users, HFS+ seems to be a good compromise to carry files between
 MacOS X and Linux Machines, as HFS+ doesn't suffer the problems of
 FAT32 like:
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  * huge space waste (in slack space as devices grow faster);
  * ability to create files that are more than 4GB in size (especially
    good for those working with multimedia and that need to carry large
    ISO files);
  * ability to use case preserving (and even sensitivity!);
  * ability to use uid's and gid's on the filesystem.
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 Users in general can enjoy such benefits since it is expected to have
 more HFS+ filesystems in use, as Apple has announced Macintoshes for
 ix86-64, besides the filesystem being already supported by PowerPC
 systems since the beginning.