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shaunchapman on 04/17/09


mac windows Samba os x dot underscore shares

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Remove Dot Underscore Files

 / Published in: Bash

Mac OS X creates files beginning with ._ to Samba shares when files on a Unix/Linux machine are accessed with a Mac. I use Coda to access a Samba share on my development server at work. This is really annoying when checking the status of the Subversion repository. So, I've come up with a solution to remove those files while ignoring similarly named files in hidden Subversion directories. This command will ask you to confirm that you want to remove each file.

For added convenience, I suggest making this an alias (add alias dot_clean='find . -name ".svn" -prune -o -name "._*" -exec rm -i {} \;' to the .bashrc, .bash_profile, or .bash_login file in your home directory). To clean a directory, simply type cd directory_name then dot_clean. Enjoy!

  1. find . -name ".svn" -prune -o -name "._*" -exec rm -i {} \;

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