[OS X TeX] compressing files az .zip

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Aug 1 08:54:33 EDT 2010

On Aug 1, 2010, at 7:32 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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
> Howdy,
> 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)


Ooops... you'll need to get the 3.0a6 version if you wish to remove the resource forks as well as the .DS_Store files.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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