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Be aware that Keynote presentations are bundles Apps
This is more of a warning than a hint. It seems that like OS X applications, Keynote presentations are actually folders of files. I realized this when a colleague sent a presentation to me and I viewed the attachment with a Windows e-mail program. What appeared in the attachment section of the message was all the individual files (pictures, etc.) from the presentation.

So I checked the file in the Finder. Sure enough, if you control- or right-click on a presentation, you get a "Show Package Contents" option. If you routinely use the command-line to move files or backup your files to a Windows or UNIX machine, you should be aware that OS X's UNIX layer and these other OS's will treat the keynote file as a directory. Could cause problems if you don't realize it. You've been warned...
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alias cpmac to cp
Authored by: kol on Jan 21, '03 10:45:24AM

If you use the command line a lot, you're probably best off to alias cpmac to cp, so whenever you type cp, you actually use cpmac. This will avoid the problems you mention.


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