[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs question: disable/rename backup files?
Theodore.Todorov at cern.ch
Tue Jan 22 16:07:28 EST 2008
Thanks to all of you for your answers!
On 22 Jan 2008, at 19:57, David Reitter wrote:
> On 22 Jan 2008, at 18:28, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> My first idea was: it looks like a resource fork on non-HFS – but
>> then I assumed a transfer error ...
> Actually that's a good point. Theodore, what is the content of
> these ._... files - do they really contain earlier versions of the
> corresponding files?
That's exactly it! The content is binary (the compiler starts
complaining about non-ASCII symbols),
and I cannot get rid of them by disabling aquamacs' backup files!
The file system on which this happens is AFS, so definitely non-HFS.
I am relatively new to Mac OS (a few months), and don't know much (an
euphemism) about resource forks.
So how do I get
- rid of them? (the AFS file system is also accessed by linux
machines and I don't see the usefulness of the forks)
- or make them go in a dedicated directory
- or failing that, change their extension to something other than
> Could be that the volume used is not HFS+.
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