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Re: Mac WebDAV clients and 'hidden' resource fork files

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-09-24 00:00:09 CEST

At 3:01 PM -0600 9/23/03, Kerry Todyruik wrote:
>Some WebDAV servers on Macs send two files to the server through WebDAV.
>One is the actual file (ie. 'test.txt') and another is a hidden
>"resource fork" file (ie. '._test.txt').
>One example is the Goliath WebDAV client. Here's a link from the Goliath
>site explaining this
>This seems tolerable when using standard WebDAV like Apache mod_dav_fs,
>but looks to me like a messy problem when using a Mac WebDAV client with
>Has anyone else encountered this? Is it as much of an issue as it feels
>to me at this point? Is there a straightfoward way to configure
>Subversion to ignore these Apple resource fork files and not commit

Why would you want to do that? Sounds like SVN would version the
resource forks just fine, a very cool thing. Only other Goliath
users would be able to reconstitute the full file (well, except my
fingers already itch to create a script to "mv ._foo foo/rsrc"
wherever occurring ...), but managing the resforks at all is a huge

Jack Repenning
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Received on Wed Sep 24 00:01:33 2003

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