if i lend a USB stick to a friend and they give it back with .DS_Store and ._file.txt files all over it i never talk to them again
@lynnesbian what about .Trash-1000 ?
@lynnesbian protip: format your USB drives as zfs pools. Then no OSX scum or winoobs can use them.
@lynnesbian Well, aren't you special? I do know enough to configure Macs to not store dotfiles on USB media, or at least would clean up a USB drive before unmounting it, as only Finder tends to create .DS_Store files.
._ files, or resource forks on non-fork-supporting filesystems, can also be deleted from the Terminal before unmounting/ejecting.
As for the ZIP creation, that's just lazy using Finder or the ditto command to create ZIPs, and it really only matters if you're packing up Mac files.
@kode54 i'm joking, don't worry ;3
@lynnesbian And yes, it does sort of irk me when I see macOS artifacts in ZIP files or on drive images, but I just know that not every one of the sub-10% of the population on Macs has the knowhow to make sure their published archives or disks don't contain dotfile-pollution.
@lynnesbian I try to use Terminal zip tools like 7zip to pack up cross platform crap if I need to package from a Mac anyway, and that doesn't package up resource forks.
Oh, and I see you're joking, and I'm taking this entirely too seriously. :P
Seriously, though, I don't really use my last remaining personally owned Mac that much any more, unless I need to build some Mac app for someone, or need to package an iOS thing for myself or someone else. I'm mostly on Linux these days.
@lynnesbian I have never seen such a file before o.o
Are those files generated by MacOS?
@Chuculate they are, yes
finder hides them by default but they're created pretty much everywhere on non-HFS+/APFS filesystems
@lynnesbian what if they contain emacs autosaves?
@a_breakin_glass thin ice
@lynnesbian .config files generated by non osx programs?
@a_breakin_glass the ice has cracked and you've fallen in
@lynnesbian *cut to folder full of .ice.config.cracked.contents files
@lynnesbian folder full of .aux, .toc, and other latex auxillary files
@lynnesbian ebooks bots mysteriously gaining .DS_Store
@lynnesbian Even if I’m using Linux and rename my file .DS_Store as a “joke”?
@ruivieira a modern trolley problem
@lynnesbian if a lecturer sends me a github repo with a .DS_Store should I drop out?
@lynnesbian how about a shadow copy of every single file called filename.ext~
@firstname.lastname@example.org's anti-chud pro-skub instance for funtimes