[Laszlo-dev] review tars resource forks [Was: For Review: Change 20061106-ben-p Summary: Extensions to performance logger to record more info about the runtime]
ben at laszlosystems.com
Tue Nov 7 17:25:05 PST 2006
On Nov 7, 2006, at 2:53 PM, P T Withington wrote:
> On 2006-11-07, at 15:10 EST, P T Withington wrote:
>> On 2006-11-07, at 14:48 EST, Benjamin Shine wrote:
>>> On Nov 7, 2006, at 7:50 AM, P T Withington wrote:
>>>> 1) Your editor apparently sticks lots of attributes into text
>>>> files, and your tar bundles them up as ._<filename>. Just an
>>>> annoyance, I guess, but it would be nice to teach your tar to
>>>> not bother with these attributes for the purposes of review.
>>>> (What tar are you using?)
>>> I'm using GNU tar in /usr/bin/tar... educating it would require
>>> changing svn-bash.sh. I'll try a change locally, and see if it
>>> fixes this without breaking other things. (I'm concerned about
>>> the chance of mucking things up when adding exclusions that start
>>> with the potentially regexp-meaningful "._")
>> I'm using the same, so something else is going on. I'm not sure
>> that filtering for ._ will have any effect; I am suspicious that
>> this is a fictitious file name that represents the second fork of
>> a Mac file. It probably gets written for any file that has more
>> than one fork. We may not have seen it before because the editors
>> we use don't write any meta information into text files....
Tricky! These do seem to have appeared when I started using IntelliJ.
> Hah! Just happened to me. I decided to switch over to using
> Aquamacs, which has a nifty feature to write 'creator codes' on
> each file you edit with it (so you can double-click on the file and
> have it open in Aquamacs). This creates the ._ files that tar then
> graciously picks up for you. Bleah.
> I turned that off in my editor. You can turn off something like
> 'Save Document State' in BBEdit to effect the same. Don't know
> about other editors. Don't know if there is an option on tar to
> ignore resource forks on certain file types...
Hm, I use open-with-my-editor everywhere, but on a per-file-extension
basis, not per-file. In the finder, select an lzx file, then cmd-i to
show info on a file. Open up the tab which says "Open with:". Select
the editor of your choice from the menu, then do Change All... and it
will change the default editor for that file extension to the editor
How can I see these ._ files other than making a tar and looking to
see if it contains ._ files? ls -al doesn't show me any, which I'd
think means that there aren't any... but I didn't delete them on
purpose, so when did they go away?
Software Engineer, Open Laszlo / Laszlo Systems
ben at laszlosystems.com
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