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11958 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2010 11:27 AM by Alex Geis
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2010 11:26 AM (in response to Alex Geis)Those look to be font files. Font files, unles they're otf, are all resource fork and 0 data fork. Check them out with Finder, and they'll probably look okay. It's nothing to worry about.
RogerXServer, Mac OS X (10.4.3), XRAID, Xasperated
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2010 11:26 AM (in response to Alex Geis)Mac files historically had two 'forks' - a data fork and a resource fork.
The resource fork was like a structured database of standard data, whereas the data fork was more free-form.
'cat' and 'ls' only look at the data fork of a file, not the resource fork. If the files in question have a resource fork that would explain why 'ls' shows them as zero bytes - the data fork is empty, even though there is some file size associated with the resource fork.
Most modern applications eschew the resource fork since it's a proprietary Macintosh feature that isn't supported on most other operating systems, making it hard to migrate between systems.
Edit: I think Roger's right that they're fonts which, historically, were resource files.Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2010 11:27 AM (in response to Camelot)Hey guys, thanks for the info!
Checking it out now (since its on a remote server and harder to do it all in the finder.(2) dual 2.5 g5, Mac OS X (10.4.2)