._ files (was: No OpenStack ..... ! Now Ending !)

Robert Brenstein rjb at robelko.com
Thu Mar 9 12:03:34 EST 2006


>Francis,
>
>>One more small point. When I drop my files onto (would
>>you believe it ?) a Lexar JumpDrive, and move to the PC,
>>I find that I have twice the files I thought. I get the same
>>number of Alias ? files, equivalent to the files I copied.
>>How do I remove this problem ?
>>
>
>I have simply ignored the files that whose names start with "._".
>
>I suspect these files contain the resource fork data -- if the file 
>has any.  Since Rev stacks have nothing in the resource fork, it 
>shouldn't be an issue...and hasn't been for moi.
>
>Rob Cozens, CCW
>Serendipity Software Company


For those wondering about those ._ files, here is the explanation 
from the "guilty" party, Apple itself:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106510

For most files, these ._ are actually empty and in case of Rev stacks 
safely ditched.

Robert



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