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steveH

If you have a lot of .DS_Store and ._* files to clear out that are hiding in a number of subdirectories, there's a quicker way to get them all.

Once you've cd'd to the Memory Stick (or any other similar device formatted for a non-Mac device), you can clear the litter with two lines:

find . -iname "DS_Store" | xargs rm -v
find . -iname "._*" | xargs rm -v

This should work for any collection of similar files, as long as you have write permission for them.

I use this to clean up documents consisting of lots of files and subdirectories created under MacOS X before I create .iso images for CDs and data DVDs that have to be usable by Mac, PC, Linux and Unix.

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nice

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