[OS X TeX] Unix expert help needed
Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
joseph.slater at wright.edu
Fri May 25 16:10:30 EDT 2007
On May 25, 2007, at 2:23 PM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:
> 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
> 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
> /pathtomyscript/myscriptname directorynameIwanttocompress
> 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
> ----cut here
> zip -r -g -u $1.zip $1
> zip -d $1 .DS_Store filewithwildcard*.*
> -----not part of file
The first zip command should be
zip -r -g -u -df $1.zip $1
The -df will make sure only the data fork is included.
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