[Samba] macintosh file clutter on samba filesystems.
ed at esson.net
Mon Apr 4 01:12:11 GMT 2005
Under Macintosh OSX .DS_Store holds the information which controls the way
a folder will be opened; i.e., the shape and size of the window, the
position of the window on the desktop and whether file, folder or icon view
has been selected. If you delete the .DS_Store the folder would revert to
the system default next time it is opened and a new blank .DS_Store would
I for one gave up trying to clean them up. At one point I was running a
script to clean them up until I found out what they were used for.
So, I live with them as long as it makes the mac happy ;-)
At 03:50 PM Sunday, 4/3/2005, you wrote -=>
>I have a client who has a bunch of macs accessing some samba shares, and
>they write these ._filename and .DS_STORE files all over the place, he
>would perfer it to not write these files at all. Anyone ran into this
>issue? what would be the best way to prevent these files from getting
>written onto the shares? veto?
>Matt Pruett <entelin at logicaldreams.net>
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