Mac OS X uses a
For instance, I recently downloaded a Perl distribution for CPAN Search. I just wanted to look at the distribution rather than install it. After looking at it in the Finder, I decided to install it. Since I had already looked at it in the Finder, Mac OS X silently created
g4_brian$ perl Makefile.PL
Checking if your kit is complete...
Writing Makefile for Test::LongString
cp lib/Test/LongString.pm blib/lib/Test/LongString.pm
cp lib/Test/.DS_Store blib/lib/Test/.DS_Store
cp lib/.DS_Store blib/lib/.DS_Store
Things in blib get installed.
g4_brian$ make install
Appending installation info to
Tonight I finally went to Google to see what this file does. Apparently it shows up in a lot of CVS repositories. I already knew that.
So, death to
find / -name
.DS_Store | xargs rm -f
Now I do not have to see these files no matter what I am doing.