[OS X TeX] compressing files az .zip

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Aug 1 08:32:44 EDT 2010

On Jul 31, 2010, at 10:22 PM, Vafa Khalighi wrote:

> Sorry if my question is irrelevant to TeX. I maintain some TeX macro
> packages and recently I have moved to Mac OSX 10.6.4 but when I compress my
> packages as .zip for uploading them to CTAN, this zip file contains some Mac
> files. How can I remove these extra Mac files from the zip file?
> -- 
> Best wishes,
> Vafa Khalighi


Those extra files are usually resource forks (._xxxxx) and .DS_Store files.

Look at `Clean Archiver' at <http://www.sopht.jp/cleanarchiver/> and download the 2.4a4 version (very stable in spite of the `a' designation) from the Download page at <http://www.sopht.jp/cleanarchiver/downloads.html>. That software allows you to remove those files when compressing.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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