._ files

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Mar 9 13:14:04 EST 2006

Robert Brenstein wrote:
> 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.

So in all cases where the file has no resource fork (many Classic file, 
most OS X files, and just about all Rev stacks, MP3s, MPEGs, and more) 
it's merely a waste of time and space.

That Apple provides no option for the user to be able to decide whether 
this happens is an unfortunate design decision.

That Apple does this for files that have no resource fork is a bug.

That is, it would be a bug but another poster here already pointed out 
that no software vendor in the world 'cept RunRev ever ships anything 
with known bugs. ;)

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
  Rev tips, tutorials and more: http://www.revJournal.com

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