[Ti] .DS_Store (was....need root help)

Ken Johnson kr-johnson at comcast.net
Mon May 31 10:34:28 PDT 2004

I do not use OS9 or Classic at all, yet I have .DS_Store flies in every 
folder, so I'm thinking it's a OSX thing.


On May 31, 2004, at 11:49 AM, Tom R. no spam wrote:

> FWIW, IIRC the .DS_Store files--maybe among other things they
> do--hold info equivalent to OS9 resource fork info.  Without
> doing any experiments to check, I've had the impression they
> are used by Classic.  Whether they are recreated by the OS
> when needed if previously deleted, I don't know.
> On Mon, 31 May 2004, Dr. Trevor J. Hutley wrote:
>  . . .
>> Lisbeth - the .DS_Store is indeed an invisible system file that is
>> "everywhere".
>> It seems to hold information about the Folder in which it resides.
>> I just checked on my Powerbook (search for .ds and invisible), and I
>> have 1820 of them.
>> Cocktail takes care of purging them upon request.
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