Attack of the ._ files! Help me figure this out..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jimmy43, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. jimmy43 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey guys, running Snow Leopard as my OS, and we have a Tiger OSX server here in our office.

    Every time we copy files over to the server, we get ._ files for every single file we copied over! It's a bit ridiculous but it hasn't been tooo much of a problem. Now we're starting experience some web server issues and I want to fix this issue once and for all.

    I found this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TA20578

    Which seems to hint that it is because of the HFS vs HFS+.

    I checked the server and it seems to still be running HFS, while all our boxes have HFS+.

    Is there any solutions with this, or are we going to have to format our server to HFS+, and will that fix the issue?

    thanks
    T:D
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    #2
    Tiger will not run unless the HDD it is running from is formatted HFS+. So your Tiger machine is definitely formatted HFS+.
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    #3
    You can use the dot_clean command in Terminal to join the dot-underscore files with their parent files before you copy them.

    Get more info by typing man dot_clean in the Terminal.
     

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