[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
>> end.
>> 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  
> following
> /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  
> future.
> ----cut here
> #!/bin/tcsh
> 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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