If you are a Mac user, and you happen to have looked at local folders using the terminal, you might have noticed, that a file
foo.txt is there BUT also
._foo.txt. That is considered a "ghost file", something that Spotlight uses for indexing, as far as I know - just like
I work across platforms - Windows, Mac, Ubuntu - and I want to get rid of these ghost files, since they pollute the explorer window on the other platforms quite a lot.
In order to delete these ghost files, I'd use:
$ find $DROPBOX_PATH -name "._*" -delete
...but of course, as soon as I re-visit the folder, a flood of these ghost files pop up once again...
So, how can I prevent these ghost files to be uploaded?