[OS X TeX] Unix expert help needed

Norman Gray norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Tue May 29 10:36:15 EDT 2007

Robert, hello.

On 2007 May 29 , at 14.25, Robert Bruner wrote:

> Can someone point to a quick  tutorial on what these .DS_Store and
> resource fork files ('files' ?) are?  As an antiquated BSD Unix user,
> these are unfamiliar to me, and the quick bit of Googling I did to
> try to learn about them didn't trn up much that was useful.

It's not quite a tutorial, but there was a ridiculous thread on the  
macosx-admin list (generally rather good for this sort of stuff) last  
year, which covered resource forks in considerable and bad-tempered  

See <http://www.omnigroup.com/mailman/archive/macosx-admin/2006-April/ 
054206.html>, and much of the traffic of the following month.  The  
signal-to-noise ratio was low, but some of the spikes were quite high.

I'd guess that searching for ds_store on that list would be a useful  
thing to do.

All the best,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
eurovotech.org  :  University of Leicester, UK

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