[OpenAFS] MacOS AppleDouble excretions

Matt Elliott Matt Elliott <melliott@ncsa.illinois.edu>
Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:17:40 -0500 (CDT)

Have you tried the PrefPane BlueHarvest to see if it will do what you want?  It does this for AFP volumes, FAT32 disks, and other drives.  Try it out and let us know if it works with AFS.


Matt Elliott
NCSA - melliott@ncsa.illinois.edu

----- Original Message -----
> MacOS seems to litter network shares with two kinds of files:
> .DS_Store (Finder data)
> ._filename (AppleDouble resource fork)
> There's a MacOS setting to disable the first kind of litter.
> Unfortunately it seems like there is no way to get MacOS to refrain
> from
> writing the second kind of file, and it seems like Apple deliberately
> doesn't want there to be one.
> Is there any chance of a setting being included in the MacOS client
> that
> stops this from happening? The crude way would be to simply refuse to
> create files whose name starts with the prefix "._", reporting
> permission-denied or something like that.
> The more sophisticated approach would probably be to claim to MacOS
> that
> /afs/ supports resource forks, and report permission-denied when an
> attempt to write a resource fork is made. This has the advantage of
> not
> being filename-based and not breaking programs which access the
> filesystem through the POSIX APIs.
> - a
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