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dot_clean(1)              BSD General Commands Manual             dot_clean(1)


     dot_clean -- Merge ._* files with corresponding native files.


     dot_clean [-fmnsv] [--keep=[mostrecent|dotbar|native]] [dir ...]


     For each dir, dot_clean recursively merges all ._* files with their cor-
     responding native files according to the rules specified with the given
     arguments.  By default, if there is an attribute on the native file that
     is also present in the ._ file, the most recent attribute will be used.

     If no operands are given, a usage message is output.  If more than one
     directory is given, directories are merged in the order in which they are


     -f      Flat merge.  Do not recursively merge all directories in the
             given dir.  This is off by default.

     -h      Help. Prints verbose usage message.

     -m      Always delete dot underbar files.

     -n      Delete dot underbar file if there is no matching native file.

     -s      Follow symbolic links.  This will follow symbolic dot underbar
             files when they are found.

     -v      Print verbose output.

             The default option.  If an attribute is associated with a data
             fork, use that.  Otherwise, use information stored in the Apple-
             Double file.  Note that the native fork's data is preferred even
             if the data in the AppleDouble file is newer.

             Always use information stored in the AppleDouble file, replacing
             any extended attributes associated with the native file.

             Always use the information associated with the data fork, ignor-
             ing any AppleDouble files.


     The following is how to do an dot_clean merge on the mounted volume test,
     always using the dot underbar information.

           dot_clean --keep=dotbar /Volumes/test


     The dot_clean utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


     None known.

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