[OS X TeX] Unix expert help needed
Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
joseph.slater at wright.edu
Fri May 25 14:23:56 EDT 2007
On May 24, 2007, at 1:05 AM, George Gratzer wrote:
> This may seem trivial to Herb, but it would seem useful.
> When I send off a directory (submitting a paper or uploading to
> CTAN), my
> directory has a lot of Mac specific invisible files causing work at
> the other
> Is it possible to make a script to get rid of this little peskies?
I presume you know the name of the files? This is easy in zip.
Create the following text file. It shows how to zip then remove
the .DS_Store and all files starting with "filewithwildcard" with any
extension from the archive. You need to edit that line to your needs.
Get info and allow yourself to execute it
Then, you can run this on any directory you want to archive. Move
into the directory above the one you want to archive. Execute the
This is command line, but once set up, easy to type if you set up a
path to the script.
Alternatively, you can modify the script and use Platypus to make a
tool that is drag-n-droppable.
DropScript.app can be used on this directly more easily, but it
doesn't seem to be supported, so your mileage may cary as to whether
it still works as advertised. It did the last time I used it. Just
drag the final script onto it to make a droppable application that
can be used to easily make your archives in the future.
zip -r -g -u $1.zip $1
zip -d $1 .DS_Store filewithwildcard*.*
-----not part of file
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