[OT] .DS_Store files (was Re: Removing .DS_Store files from mac folders)

Dan Sommers me at privacy.net
Thu Mar 9 12:19:11 CET 2006

On Thu, 09 Mar 2006 17:19:15 +1300,
Greg Ewing <greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:

> I don't think that deleting the .DS_Store files is the
> right approach to this, for various reasons:

[ ... ]

> * It might not even work, since the .DS_Store could
>   get re-created in between your purge and creating
>   the tarball.

> It would be better to just avoid putting the .DS_Store
> files in the tarball. For example, collect the pathnames
> of all the .DS_Store files and give them as an exclusion
> list to tar.

If these are both true, then *new* .DS_Store files could
be created after I've made the list and before I've made
the tarball.


Dan Sommers
"I wish people would die in alphabetical order." -- My wife, the genealogist

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