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Rather than spending your time with Folder Actions (which I, and many others, have found to be unreliable), might I suggest that you give Hazel a try? http://www.noodlesoft.com Disclaimers: I'm going to start off by telling you it isn't free (it's US$28), but if you like automation, this is the place to start. There is a free 14-day trial. I am completely ...


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Same error here (tried GNU tar and the one included in OS X). You are missing the xz compression program which tar tries to use. Either install a precompiled xz from Sourceforge or, if you are like me, download the source from http://tukaani.org/xz/ and compile it yourself: $ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install (Unless told otherwise, ./configure ...


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Before Mac OS X, the Mac OS used ‘forked’ files, which have two components: a data fork and a resource fork. The Mac OS Standard (HFS) and Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disk formats support forked files. When you move these types of files to other disk formats, the resource fork can be lost. With Mac OS X, there is a mechanism called “AppleDouble” that allows ...


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Try: on adding folder items to theFolder after receiving theAddedItems set myList to {} repeat with x in theAddedItems set end of myList to quoted form of x's POSIX path & space end repeat set myList to text 1 thru -2 of (myList as text) do shell script "tar cvf " & myList & " | gzip -9 - > ~/Desktop/files.tar.gz" ...


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… can I tell it not to create these files? The proposed cron job As your file server serves multiple users, the short answer is: you should allow and not schedule removal of ._ files. For a file service that is without support for things such as extended attributes: File service If you configure the server to prevent creation of ._ files: ...


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Chances are that it is not a pure ISO image so tar may not recognize it. I have tested tar on some random ISO images and it could handle them all, so it's likely specific to that particular image. Note that hdiutil can create non-ISO CDR images so you would have to explicitly tell it to use the ISO format (note that the ISO format is somewhat restrictive, so ...


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@LauriRanta answered the question by giving two solutions. The first solution is to use COPYFILE_DISABLE=1 tar -cf directory.tar directory each time you want to tar a directory without the hidden files. Her 2nd solution however - and also the one I was looking for - shows how to automate the whole lot by using an alias. If you don't know what an alias is ...


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There may be too many NUL blocks at the end of the tar file, so that the tar command prematurely finishes its executions (and closes its standard input) after having received two NUL blocks while the gunzip command is still trying to write to the pipe that now has no reader anymore (which raises an EPIPEerror message with error number 32 for a broken pipe; ...


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This is a documented bug: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=83084 Look for a nightly build or update to potentially address this or perhaps choosing another browser. Hat tip to jaume for the comment alerting us to the specific issue being tracked.



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