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The APFS reference (https://developer.apple.com/support/downloads/Apple-File-System-Reference.pdf) mentions APFS volume roles, in particular System, Recovery, Preboot etc. (APFS_VOL_ROLE_SYSTEM, APFS_VOL_ROLE_RECOVERY, APFS_VOL_ROLE_PREBOOT) and I'm wondering what is the API function to query the role for a given APFS volume?
in macOS 10.15 beta
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While testing Catalina, I noticed that some local snapshots now have suffix ".local" like this:   com.apple.TimeMachine.2019-08-21-204446.local   And I don't seem to be able to delete it with:   tmutil deletelocalsnapshots 2019-08-21-204446   What are these snapshots and how to delete them? Any info would be appreciated!
in macOS 10.15 beta
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On Mojave, my app needs a way to determine if the user has already added the app to the "Full Disk Access" list in System Preferences. (And if not, instruct him to do so).   So far I've been using the following empirical test:   int c = open("/Library/Application Support/com.apple.TCC/TCC.db", O_RDONLY); if (c == -1 && (errno == EPERM || errno… (Show more)
in Files and Storage