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10.6: Compress files with HFS+ compression
Authored by: michelcolman on Sep 18, '09 06:24:07AM

Only one strange thing: when compressing some application folders, I got messages like

ditto: /Applications/Utilities/Gecomprimeerd/ResDataBridge 1.0/.BC.n6FLVl: Permission denied
ditto: /Applications/Games/StellaOSX2.2/Roms/.BC.YRr5fp: Permission denied
ditto: /Applications/Games/MacMAME/old/Documentation/.BC.j2H1FL: Permission denied
ditto: /Applications/Games/MacMAME/old/Documentation/.BC.r0fvwu: Permission denied
ditto: /Applications/Games/MacMAME/old/Documentation/.BC.kCj925: Permission denied
ditto: /Applications/Games/MacMAME/old/Documentation/.BC.vm8yx2: Permission denied

I just listed a few, but I got similar messages for the Photoshop folder and several others.

When I go look for these mysterious files (.BC.xxxxxx), they simply do not seem to exist. "ls -a" on the original folder does not show them. The compressed applications work just fine afterwards.

What are these "files"? Is it just a bug in ditto? Is it some internal file system stuff that is not supposed to show up in the higher abstraction levels? It this were Windows I would immediately suspect a virus, but on a Mac that's obviously impossible...



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