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    Unhappy WebDAV mounts in Mac OS X create garbage files

    Aside from the other bugs with webdav (see this messy thread) I am seeing some ugly problems when trying to use files copied to the webdav share when mounted via Mac OS X Finder:

    • Opening and working documents to the webdav share creates files that have a different time zone or date (file says 6:13 modification when it was actually 11:13 CST)
    • TextEdit gives 'privileges' error when saving over a file directly on webdav share, whereas Excel Mac 2004 does not. Curious.
    • In the web client the file list displays resource fork files for many files (particularly Office files) copied via the Finder (for example "myfilename.doc" has a corresponding resource fork file "._myfilename.doc".
    • A ".TemporaryItems" folder gets created and is visible via web client
    • And (not surprisingly) there is the crappy .DS_Store file in each folder, visible from the web client.


    Does anybody have some good working solutions to filter these files and keep the Mac side usable?


    Thank you,
    Chris
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    Take a look at:

    Mac OS X 10.4: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections

    that should at least take care of the .DS_Store file, not sure about the .Trashes.
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    Yeah, and that will be handy, but I am more concerned about the Resource Fork files that start with the "._" in my image attached above there are several of them, mostly files that come from Office for Mac.

    Anybody else have this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpmchris View Post
    Yeah, and that will be handy, but I am more concerned about the Resource Fork files that start with the "._" in my image attached above there are several of them, mostly files that come from Office for Mac.

    Anybody else have this issue?
    Ok a little late to the party ... but to clean up (merge) those files you can use dot_clean from CLI in MacOSX

    Code:
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         dot_clean -- Merge ._* files with corresponding native files.
    I do a lot of moving and copying with multiple removable resources and this has come in handy for me

    Lonny

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