[OS X TeX] Web hosting etc

Bernhard Barkow bb at creativeeyes.at
Wed Oct 10 13:14:45 EDT 2007


On 2007-10-10, at 11:51, Geoff Searby wrote:
> I my opinion, for his usage, Alain Schremmer should *not* try to  
> retain resource forks and hidden files for three reasons
> 1) They are totally useless to non-Mac users
> 2) They become visible to non-mac users and can create confusion,  
> or even panic
> 3) He can be sure that users on all plate-forms will get the same  
> results

I totally agree; there are rare exceptions regarding resource forks,  
but for most files they are really useless.

> To upload zillions of files at once, the best way is to make a zip  
> archive, and upload that.
> I can recommend CleanArchiver : http://www.sopht.jp/cleanarchiver/
> It is simple a drag&drop application that can  
> create .zip, .gzip .bzip or .dmg archives from a folder including  
> or excluding whatever hidden stuff that suits you. Launch it only  
> to set/change the preferences.

Thank you for this hint, this looks like a nice application. I used  
to accomplish this using the command line and corresponding  
parameters to the zip command; if it would be possible to integrate  
this into the Finder's contextual menu (like Create Archiv of"…"),  
this would be even more practicable…

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