[OS X TeX] Web hosting etc

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 17:21:11 EDT 2007

On Oct 8, 2007, at 5:07 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 08.10.2007 um 20:46 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> On Oct 8, 2007, at 11:44 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>> Am 08.10.2007 um 16:55 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>>>> I believe I saw something about this earlier on the list and I  
>>>> will look it up but I don't think the subject included the term  
>>>> "resource fork".
>>> In an UNIX File System these look a bit invisible like ._<data  
>>> file name.extension>.
>>> Keeping them for other Mac OS X users would make them use the  
>>> same applications as you did, no matter how optimal your choices  
>>> were.
>> So, why not just leave things as they are?
> Because such a resource fork can persuade an application to open  
> the window with its upper left corner 1025 pixels to the right and  
> 513 pixels below the screen's upper edge. When your iBook's screen  
> is only 1024×786 pixels you won't see much.
> Non-Mac OS X users might complain about the scrap they receive/get/ 
> fetch.
>   So why not leave your private stuff on your Mac?

I have no problem whatsoever with that.

If I understand correctly, the resource fork is not for MacS in  
general but just for MY Mac in particular? (I had indeed noticed that  
when I move, every weekend, the magnum from my desktop to my  
portable, I have to use the green dot a lot. Now I know.)

Grateful regards
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