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      Latest reply on Jul 26, 2019 12:05 PM by Mr_Noodle
      Mr_Noodle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Already filed FB6758672

         

        It was my impression from the WWDC sessions that the split between the read-only and read-write volumes in Catalina would be, for the most part, hidden. For instance, in Finder, /Applications shows an aggregate of /Applications (on the read-write volume) and /System/Applications (on the read-only volume).

         

        It seems that the filesystem APIs (including NSFileManager) do not aggregate these directories. I wanted to double-check here on whether my interpretation of the WWDC session is correct or not. The way it was presented was that you wouldn't notice the difference but just doing "ls /Applications" indicates that we have to be aware and handle these "split" directories.

         

        If we are expected to handle this ourselves, then are we just supposed to reverse-engineer which directories are treated like this or is there some API or documentation pointing this out?