[squeak-dev] Re: [Squeak 4.0] Mac metadata, zip, and the shell?

Ronald Spengler ron.spengler at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 19:17:55 UTC 2010

If you're right, hooray! Because it's totally painless to use the
'zip' command to roll a zip file from the shell, which saves me a
maddening manual step. I'm going to move this way unless I hear from
John that it's an issue; AFAIK, __MACOSX is used to store useless crap
that will be automatically regenerated like image thumbnails, etc.,
but I do see it when I unpack the Mac archive from 3.10, so I want to
be sure.

On Monday, March 8, 2010, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 08.03.2010, at 02:19, Ronald Spengler wrote:
>> I noted when unzipping the Mac distribution of Squeak that there's a
>> directory __MACOSX which it would seem contains some metadata. I don't
>> know how to create this without using the Finder. I'd rather use the
>> shell, but the 'zip' command doesn't seem to create this metadata.
>> Does anyone know a way that I can avoid doing this manually?
> If you can find a way avoiding these I'd say fine :)
> AFAIK nothing in a Squeak release depends on this filesystem meta data, so leaving it out is the way to go.
> But it's good you copied John, he will know for sure.
> - Bert -


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