[Samba] iPDF cluttering up file system

Eric A. Hall ehall at ntrg.com
Fri Dec 24 08:30:59 MST 2010

On 12/24/2010 7:34 AM, jjrowan wrote:
> I have a customer using OS/X that creates thousands of PDFs per month 
> using a tool called iPDF ART5.
> The server is Centos 5.x with samba-3.0.33-3.29.el5_5.
> Every PDF he creates also creates a hidden file with similar name.
> These files get rsync'd onto my server and my tape robot attempts to 
> save them to tape but generates file not found errors.
> ._Skin Care : Cannot stat: No such file or directory
> I ran strings against one of these files and the contents are below.  Is 
> there a way I can configure Samba to prevent creating these hidden files?
> Mac OS X
> 15!Saved As v.15 Created by v.15.0.0
> vers
> Version

I don't know the answer to your specific question but (1) you might break
the program if it's unable to create its control files, and (2) you might
be able to solve your problem with a cron script that deletes any files
that do not have a partner file

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