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Actually, I have a different solution
Authored by: GregLink on Nov 04, '05 09:14:12AM

I've had the same problem, and never knew such a thread existed. My solution was different, and relied on assuming the problem was bad files, not bad apps. Essentially, for all the affected files, I would do the following (in pseudo-tcsh style):

foreach badfile (`find ./ -name "*.footype"`)
ditto $badfile ~/temp.temp
ditto --norsrc ~/temp.temp $badfile

This, as you might notice, does involve over-writing the existant copies of the file with one that doesn't have the same meta-data, so I beg you to back up the files you're about to play with before you accidentally overwrite them.

This fixed the problems with all the files I had, and the problem usually stays fixed for weeks at a time. Eventually, it happens again, so I just re-run the script again.

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