Terminal Unzip question

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    When I use Terminal to Unzip a zip file, it asks me:

    "replace .DS_Store? [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename:"

    What does this mean and what should I do? :confused:
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    .ds_store is a hidden file Mac OS X uses to remember certain things about files and folders that don't need to be in the files.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.DS_Store

    It's highly situation dependent if you want that restored or not.

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  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What would be the most benign, default choice? Thanks for the help.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    [n]

    you generally wouldn't need .ds_store to come from the zip file. Read the wiki article and see if any of the contents apply to you.

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  5. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks
     

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