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APPLE! Suggested Feature. Plus, Removal Tip
Authored by: Elander on Jul 14, '05 09:40:26AM

Well, maybe not. Files prefixed with "._" contain all of the metadata for their un-prefixed partner that the native volume format cannot contain in a single file: resource forks, flags, dates, and now in Tiger, extended attributes.

You can run into nasty side effects if you always remove them. Although resource forks should be a thing of the past now, extended attributes will probably be of substantial use in the not so distant future.

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/elander



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