remove OSX resource forks ._ files

rm -f `find ./ | grep "\.\_.*"`
Mac OSX creates resource forks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_fork) for every file, which are extremely annoying when transferring projects over to an Ubuntu server for instance

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By: edfuh
2010-11-16 20:52:33

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find ./ -name "\.\_.*" -delete easier. one instead of three commands. think of the .DS_Stores as well (not covered by above command).
maelcum · 409 weeks and 4 days ago
These files also contain hfs+ file system meta data like type and creator codes. So single fork mac files will also cause these .files to be created. Another approach is to exclude them when creating tar balls.
putnamhill · 409 weeks and 4 days ago
First cp the files, then use dot_clean (see: man dot_clean) NAME dot_clean -- Merge ._* files with corresponding native files.
TonyT · 409 weeks and 4 days ago

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