[OpenAFS] MacOS AppleDouble excretions

Booker Bense bbense@slac.stanford.edu
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 07:32:48 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 15 Oct 2010, omalleys@msu.edu wrote:

> Just 2 cents.
> .DS_Store files can get axed. They are sort of akin to windows thumb.db 
> files.
> Resource forks:
> This guy said it better than I could:
> http://jonsview.com/mac-os-x-resource-forks

[ A whole lot of work for no apparent gain]

This whole idea is completely wrong IMHO, AFS's job is to store 
files and do that well, not to work around what the OS does or 
does not do. I see this as a complete waste of time.

Resource forks may be stupid, but it's not AFS's job to fix
the stupidity of OS's. Down that path lies madness...

- Booker C. Bense