duplicate directory files showing up in .zip

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by multiplier, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. multiplier macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    I'm trying to release a WordPress theme on my site which I've developed on the Mac. When I sent it to my friend with a PC, he unzipped it and noticed it generated empty files based on the names of the subdirectories (see attached image). Also when you first open the .zip, there's an empty folder called __MACOSX. Any idea how to keep the whole package a little more clean?

    Attached Files:

  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Those are standard Mac metadata files that will be created on any filesystem that doesn't have native support for said metadata and/or Mac file resource forks (which basically means FAT-formatted disks). The same would be true of .DS_Store files, which are view metadata for folders.

    A quick Google search turns up this:

    ...which may help.
  3. multiplier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    Thanks a lot Makosuke. I think my Googling failed because I wasn't quite sure how to phrase my question and wasn't sure what the metadata/resource fork stuff was called. Price of being a newb :)

    Checking out the Automator workflow bundle now....

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