Removing Mac OS X invisible files!

stoid

macrumors 601
Original poster
I do work for web design and programming classes regularily on my PowerBook. The campus uses all Windows 2000/XP and so when I submit assignments I tend to get frustrated replies from professors saying that they couldn't get it to load properly. It seems that the problem is that when I stuffit or Archive my project it has all the .DS_Store, and a BUNCH of other Mac OS X invisible files that get in the way when they become visible on Windows.

Is there anyway to make an archive that doesn't contain all these invisible files??
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
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Not sure about other apps/versions, but in Stuffit Deluxe 8.0, there is a preference to show invisible files in the archive window. I don't think there's a way to keep them from being included initially, but at least this way you can go delete them after creating the archive.

 
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stoid

macrumors 601
Original poster
That's a start at least :eek:

Thge problem is that sometimes in a complex website project or programming project, there might be a few dozen directories, and it might still take nearly 15-20 minutes to clean out, and even then I might accidentally erase a standard 'important' file that might fubar the whole thing. It's a good idea, but I'm hoping for something a little more...Apple-like in elegence.
 
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emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
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kingjr3 said:
Couldn't your prof(s)just change their view settings in Windows?
I imagine that once they're unstuffed on Windows they are no longer invisible.

Also, there's an application called JIMZip that allows you to exclude the .DS_Store files, but not the other invisibles.
 
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eeeRIE

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Jan 30, 2005
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Well if you're looking to reveal hidden files there is a program called TinkerTool that should be able to do it for you.
 
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Colonel Panik

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Feb 23, 2004
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Dublin, Ireland
How do you submit your assignments? Can you ftp them up? If you do that, then only the relevant files will be uploaded.

I have this problem a lot when throwing files between my Mac and PC, but they are invisible files, preceeded with a dot, and they are also in a folder called MacOSX, so it's clear that they're system type files. I can only see them because I have enabled viewing of invisible files.
 
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