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dot underscore file trouble

Posted by Marty Haught on Sep 06, 2008Comments

On my new project I have encountered a curious program with ._* files on Leopard. This project deals with customizing Zimbra for a client and more specifically in doing heavy modifications to a skin or theme in Zimbra. Skins in Zimbra are actually pretty cool and allow great flexibility in how the Zimbra Web Client is displayed. In a nutshell a skin includes property files, custom html, images and css as well as overriding internal widgets in Zimbra as templates. Usually you’ll tarball all of the skins files in a specific directory structure and expand it on the server. Then the skin goes through a deploy process that includes a compilation step. I started to run into odd errors in this deploy process that threw me for a loop.

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