Removes Apple "garbage"

find . -name *DS_Store -exec echo rm {} \;
This is quite usefull in Unix system share via NFS or AppleTalk with OSX clients that like to populate your filesystem with these pesky files

By: dgomes
2009-03-11 11:30:55

What Others Think

First off, learn to use the search utility: Second, while it might be a problem on NFS shares for clients that aren't Mac OS X, they're hidden files, not on your local harddrive, and pose no problem whatsoever. In fact, you should spend some time reading up what the .DS_Store directory provides before randomly deleting them.
atoponce · 527 weeks and 1 day ago
This is a great tip actually. I hate getting zip files with all of the crap in it.
Vadi · 523 weeks and 6 days ago
(not that an OS shouldn't make metatada - it should as necessary, just don't be dumb about it. Store in a special folder. It's OK for the other instance to regenerate them)
Vadi · 523 weeks and 6 days ago

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