#4 don't archive hidden Mac OS X files

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nobody
None
3
2009-12-30
2009-12-12
Anonymous
No

There should be a checkbox, that disables the archivation of resource forks and similar Mac OS X files. This is useful if you want to share the archive with Windows or Linux users.

I compiled a list of files, that could be exluded from archiving, when the checkbox is checked:
".DS_Store"
"._*"
".FBC*"
".Spotlight-V100"
".Trash"
".TemporaryItems"
".fseventsd"

Discussion

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Files can be easily excluded by using the build in feature of 7z. Following command line parameter should do help:
    -x "excluded filename"

     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-14

    It's in my mind since not public version... Maybe it's time to implement it. Thanks for the extensions list, will use it ;)

     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-14
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • status: open --> pending-postponed
     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-23
    • status: pending-postponed --> pending
     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-23

    It's much hard than it seems, -x option just excludes files that you enter manually (full name). If you just enter a folder name, files inside, and files inside the folders inside... are not checked.

    Then, I will have to check recursively all the items dropped.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    The parameter "-xr" works for me without issues. All files are excluded correctly, even deep within subfolders.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-23
    • milestone: --> Next Release (example)
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-23

    You're right. I'm missing that recursive parameter.

    Take a look (implemented in main window and in preferences):

    http://www.kekaosx.com/release/test/keka-exlcudeforks.7z

    I've used your list and a two more files:

    .localized
    Icon

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    I created some archives and it seems to work correctly. Thanks!

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-30

    Since it seems to work fine, I change status to Closed, but don't close the comments, so any other suggestion and files to include in the list will be welcome. If any name/nickname to appear in changelog just tell!

     
  • aONe

    aONe - 2009-12-30
    • status: open --> closed
     

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