[hfs-user] Format of '._' files on non-HFS(+) disks?
Thu, 27 Jun 2002 09:59:53 -0700
On Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 09:53 AM, James Pearson wrote:
> However, do you know why '._' was chosen as the prefix for the
> resource/finderinfo file when the specs for AppleDouble state '%' ...
The leading "." is the Unix convention for making a file invisible. I
think the underscore is to help avoid name collisions. If memory
serves, other Unix-based implementations that stored AppleDouble (eg.,
AU/X and maybe NetATalk) adopted the same naming convention.