Those pesky “.DS_Store” files. As described in Wikidepia “.DS_Store (Desktop Services Store) is a proprietary format hidden file created by Apple Inc.’s Mac OS X operating system to store custom attributes of a folder such as the position of icons or the choice of a background image.” If you are like me, working in the environment where you can see all modified files over the network and all of your “.DS_Store” and “._.DS_Store” files are visible, it is quite annoying. Just by browsing, you could end up with buch of those files.
Luckily there is a cure for this.
As described in this Apple Support forum, all you have to do is run this command from the terminal:
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
Also I am having terrible time connecting to smb or cifs server from Mac. The connection is … very… slow… and it takes like few min to get directory to come up. No idea how to fix it though.
I’ve been posting links that I liked at my Posterous page at posterous.daigo.org. Here are the week worth of links:
- Why "I’m Sorry" Doesn’t Always Translate
- windows server 2008 – Accessing CIFS shares from an OS X machine incredibly slow – Server Fault
- Japan mulls tougher rules for MLB-bound amateurs | SI.com
- Baseball Hack Day inspirations
- Finder slow at listing directory content from SMB shares Mac OS X
- Kaggle: making data science a sport
- Mac OS X v10.4 and later: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections
- Creating a custom HTML theme | Tumblr
- Designer’s Guide to Movable Type | MovableType.org – Home of the MT Community