[TxMt] TM creates

Xavier Noria fxn at hashref.com
Tue Sep 13 15:43:07 UTC 2005

On Sep 13, 2005, at 16:24, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 13/09/2005, at 16.13, Xavier Noria wrote:
>> Even "ls -a" does not show those "._" files [...] I am not  
>> familiar enough with resource forks to be able to guess what's  
>> happening on my own.
> It is indeed metadata -- they do not exist as files on HFS+ volumes  
> (for Tiger and onward), but with Tiger cp, tar, zip etc. were all  
> “improved” to store the metadata as these ._... files (and restore  
> the metadata when unpacking on a Tiger machine).

I see.

> I don't know of an out-of-the-box workaround, other than maybe  
> using cat to copy the files to strip the meta data. If you use tar,  
> you can fetch a version of tar not from Apple and use that instead,  
> since it then won't do the ._... files.

Great, that was really helpful. I installed GNU Tar 1.14 (the current  
1.15 does not compile) and the problem is fixed.

> As for the metadata containing www.macromates.com, that should be  
> com.macrmates.textmate.«key name», as that's the recommended way to  
> name meta data keys/extended attributes.

That's right, sorry, I was talking from memory. The exact readable  
string is "com.macromates.caret {column = 0; line = 11; }".

Thank you Allan!

-- fxn

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