[OS X TeX] Unix expert help needed

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri May 25 12:57:30 EDT 2007

On May 24, 2007, at 05:40 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On May 24, 2007, at 5:04 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 24 mai 07 à 07:24, Herbert Schulz a écrit :
> I've completely forgotten about the resource forks. Even `ls -a` on  
> Mac OS X hides them! The folders I've stripped were for Mac  
> consumption so I haven't worried about them. I do remember sending  
> some photos from iPhoto va CD to a friend with a Windows machine  
> and he had to wade through the "extra" files. I think I've seen  
> resource fork strippers out there but haven't looked into which one  
> may be best or how to use some CLI tools to do it---I'll be there  
> is one but maybe it's only with the developer tools.

If you are up for using Stuffit, I think you can set its prefs to  
exclude Mac-specific stuff.  I don't have it, so I am only passing on  

FWIW, note that resource forks appear in three ways: Apple-double  
format, which gives two files, one for data, one for resources; Apple- 
single format, which packs both forks into one file; and as two  
'forks' of the same file, in file systems that support it, like HFS/ 
HFS+.  'ls' won't show resource forks in the latter two formats  
because they are not really files.


They said it couldn't be done but sometimes it
doesn't work out that way.
   - Casey Stengel

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