Re: SMB long filename support

Illuminati Primus (
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 20:24:35 -0500 (EST)

> Also, wherever the Mac user went on the NT filesystem, it left
> directories called .AppleDouble containing one 589 byte file called
> .Parent and I do not know what these are, other than annoying.
> Is this perhaps related to the experimental nature of the
> SMB long filename support? Am I completely out to lunch and
> trying to do something that I shouldn't be trying? Is it perhaps
> a bug in smbfs-0.5.tgz, and if so, where would I pursue help with
> that? Is it perhaps netatalks fault? (I do know where the list is
> for netatalk) And what the heck is an "error of type -50" ???

No those files are use so netatalk can keep track of the resource portion
of Mac files... It basically tells the mac what type of file it is, what
icon to display, what to open it with.. yadda yadda yadda... Netatalk can
also create these on the fly by guessing from the extension, but if you
copy something from a real mac to a netatalk mounted folder, it will make
that directory you are seeing (and keep it hidden from the mac) to store
all the resource info in. If you get rid of the directory, the precious
mac files saved on your linux box will turn into zombie files with owl
icons next time you try to access them on a mac.. oh well :)

(I think it talks about this in the documentation)

> Thanks all!

noo problem :)