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Automatically delete Mac OS X dot files from MS-DOS filesystems
Authored by: joeyblades on Feb 08, '11 04:39:54PM

Actually, the ones that give me the most trouble are the "._name" files that often show up with mp3s. I have two players that will try to read these files adding unpleasant delays and generating some random noise.

If you don't shuttle a lot of mp3s around you probably never noticed one.



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Automatically delete Mac OS X dot files from MS-DOS filesystems
Authored by: lsloan on Feb 09, '11 06:40:47AM

Yes, I've seen the "._" files. They show up with MP3s, JPGs, and movies, depending on which software one uses. I often see "._.Trash" along with ".Trash", too. I forgot to mention that I've also added a call to dot_clean to my script to clean them up.

I wish it were easy for hint authors to update their hints here. Maybe when I consider my solution to be as "perfect" as it can be, I'll ask crarko to update this hint.

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Lance E Sloan



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