Someone has sent me a zip file containing some fonts. I extracted it using unzip under Linux, and there are empty files in the top level of the archive, and some files similarly named but beginning with ._ in a __MACOSX subdirectory.

I understand that the __MACOSX contents should be metadata, and normally I'd delete it. In this case, however, all of the data seems to be in there!

Is there a tool that I can use to reassemble the original data?


No. The file must be flattened on a OS X machine first.

  • related topic. – Daniel Beck Mar 28 '11 at 5:14
  • Also related and applicable to non-font archives. – pjmorse Feb 15 '12 at 19:29
  • ever consider the possibility that it can work, because i have it working now. In terminal I use unzip command and files inflate but then i get an error at the end, that error is the problem with the metadata but i still have all my files and no harm done. So you can use command line and ignore error. – Trevor Rudolph Oct 19 '13 at 5:55

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