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Library and tools to access the Apple File System (APFS)

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libfsapfs is a library to access the Apple File System (APFS).

Project information:

  • Status: experimental
  • Licence: LGPLv3+

Read-only supported APFS formats:

  • version 2

Supported APFS format features:

  • ZLIB (DEFLATE) compression
  • LZVN compression
  • encryption
  • extended attributes

Unsupported APFS format features:

  • APFS version 1
  • Fusion drive (NXINCOMPATFUSION)
  • snapshots
  • LZFSE compression, compression methods 11 and 12
  • "uncompressed", compression methods 1, 9 and 10
  • T2 encryption

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