[OS X TeX] clean zip files

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 08:41:57 EST 2006

On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 14:25:37 +0100, Friedrich Vosberg <vatolin at mac.com>  

> Morning.

Morning?! :-)

> To publish packages at CTAN the maintainer wants to get *clean* zip  
> files. zip files made in the Finder contain a lot of metadata. So I've  
> decided to make the zip files in the Terminal with
>      zip -r foldername archivename -x .*
>                                    ^^^^^^
> The underlined option should avoid that the archive contains a .DS_Store  
> entry. But the archive *contains* one! Why?
> How can I create real clean zip files?

I'm no expert but our Makefiles in our little pet project contain lines  

zipdist:	distrib
	cd $(DISTDIR)/../.. ; zip -r latex2e.zip latex2e

So place yourself in the parent folder instead. I know I have .DS_store  
files in those folders but they aren't included in the zip.
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