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Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store

OS X includes undesired, "extra" files when creating .zip's of folders that look poor in Windows & Linux. How to rectify?

This Create Zip Files Without Any Mac-Specific “Extras” Inside references ZipCleaner, which appears to be no longer downloadable given MobileMe is shut down (as of 2012-07-02).

Would prefer some solution that doesn't require me to a "fix" a .zip file that's created, but rather just create the .zip correctly the first time, executable from both Finder and Terminal.app cmdline. Anything exist? (Will take as a replacement/workaround to post-creation "fix" the .zip if no proper-.zip-creation method exists.)

marked as duplicate by Andrew Lambert, Journeyman Geek, James Mertz, Nifle, soandos Jul 13 '12 at 18:04

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Info-ZIP does not yet support compressing the resource fork, which makes it suitable for this. When it does, its -df option will tell it to only compress the data fork.

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