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other stupid delete tricks.
Authored by: charlietuna on May 31, '02 12:01:38PM

today while fooling around with a file whose custom icon i wanted to delete, i did the following. the file, which i'll call "file1.sit," was on the desktop.

1. in terminal, did "rm file1.sit/rsrc"
2. when i returned to the desktop, the file disappeared. not what i wanted, but it was ok, because it wasn't an important file and i had another copy.
3. i replaced the file with a fresh copy "file1.sit" by dragging it from a folder onto the desktop. at this point, the finder complained with an error code -8065.
4. i renamed the file in its folder to "file2.sit" and then dragged it to the desktop. that worked, so i tried to rename the file to "file1.sit" and the finder claimed there was another file with that name and extension. but there wasn't an icon for it!
5. in the terminal, i did "mv file2.sit file1.sit" and the responds "override --------- bjd/staff for file1.sit?" there's no reference to file1.sit in the Desktop folder when doing "ls -al" in the terminal.

why does this happen? it's totally weird and inexplicable, at least from my own knowledge. i'll have to find a better way to remove custom icons.



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other stupid delete tricks.
Authored by: aranor on May 31, '02 08:43:06PM
To remove a custom icon, do Show Info and hit Delete with the icon selected. That should work.

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