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Scanning

  • Automatically scans folders to remove the following files: .DS_Store, ._*, .Trashes.
  • Aside from adding a folder to the list, a folder can be dragged on the dock icon for a quick one-time erase.
  • If the option key is held down while the folder or drive is dragged on to the icon, the drive will be ejected after the cleaning is done.
  • Holding down the control key while clicking the "Clean Now' button will enable admin privileges. This will allow the deletion of certain locked files or folders.

Output

  • The actions of the shell script is logged and displated on the output tab. more...

What's New

Version 1.2.4

Security
  • For those not taking their medication: Additional warning dialog when selecting an Apple formatted drive.
10.4.3 Bugs
  • The bugs from 10.4.3 are resolved for good, that is until Apple decides to mess them up again.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later (PPC or Intel-based Mac)

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marguis Member IconComment+1
marguis
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ive been trying to download appleoff from every single website, including this, and when i click on the link it stays "contacting www.macupdate.com" and then goes to the "failed to open page - safari can't open the page “http://www.macupdate.com/download.php/18885/AppleOffv1.2.4.bin” because the server where this page is located isn't responding."

Ive tried holding another key while clicking on the link and still doesnt download to my downloads folder.

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Version 1.2.4
Ricardos Member IconComment+0
Ricardos
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Came up with a syntax error while trying to add a folder with a '(' in the folder directory.

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Version 1.2.4
jstrait Member IconReview-2
jstrait
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First off I'm using this to solve the simplification of a task that I used to have with my PC (recently moved to mac.)

I used to be able to shove my CF card in the reader (a convenient window would open - wish I could get that back too as I've optioned not to show my drives on my desktop, I've got lots of them and don't want the clutter.) After copying the files I'd delete them from the CF card and yank it out of the reader. Didn't have to empty the trash or eject it, very simple and quick.

So basically I want to combine the delete, empty trash and eject into one button, keystroke or icon.

This may sound quite trivial but if you're doing it constantly it can be quite annoying. I also don't like completely emptying the trash all the time in case I might need to recover something.

This product came close to doing this, it basically did everything it said. Well done! I was even able to drag the application icon to the finder window so it's always handy.

Now if it just did two other simple things it would be perfect. 1. Delete files that are dragged into it from removable drives (not send them to the trash or create a trashes file.) 2. Close it's window once complete. Also if possible create the option to always eject removable drives once cleaned.

That would be perfect.

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Version 1.2.4
Vitalis
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Try Apple's Automator.

jstrait
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The developers at "Compost" were kind enough to write me a program to do this.

Here's the script if anyones interested (just below text into script editor and save as an application.) (script is between the lines)
----------------------
on open inFiles
set theFirstFile to item 1 of inFiles
tell application "Finder" to set theVolume to the disk of theFirstFile
repeat with theFile in inFiles
set thePath to POSIX path of theFile
set theCommand to "rm -r " & quoted form of thePath
set theResult to do shell script theCommand
end repeat
tell application "Finder" to eject theVolume
end open
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Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Sloppy Programming!

- First of all, the requirements for this shouldn't be limitted to one OS X flavour, it's such a simple task that any Mac OS X could easily handle!!!

- Second, why in God's name was this compressed, you saved 190 BYTES and wasted time doing nothing virtualy! An Apple Disk Image contains only a data fork which is 'net friendly. I used DropDMG (2.74) and ended up with 120k file instead of 140!

Great idea for anyone that burn's non-Mac discs like DVD movies or Audio CD's and the rest.

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Version 1.2.4
Jeff H.
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This app is written entirely with AS. If you think it should be done in obj-c, then by all means.... do it yourself.

There are security methods, as well as more simplistic ways of doing things, that are available in only the latest version of AS. For those reasons, and a few others, the latest version of AS is required... meaning you have to have 10.4.x.

IKnowWho
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Yeah! and he saved 228 KILOBYTES. There, it's in caps as it must be... since you put yours in caps you must be right on that too.

That, and the custom dmg method allows for a background... which has installation instructions.... for people like you. Duh.. the background image has to take up space too... I guess you think 1+1=3. Please don't respond if you say yes, save us the effort.

Anndra
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'Anonymous' has missedthe point by a very, very, very wide margin.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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CLIX cleans out DS store files, plus about a gazillion other things.......

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Version 1.2.3
Suprise -> Anonymous
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listen to me! I love CLIX. It's the shiznit. It p0nedz dis app. it really rocks my world. if I could crawl out of this baby crib I wud so go over and rate CLIX wid like 20 stars... and then I wud find evwy progam dat wuz bettr dan CLIX and give it bad revews.... cause ims is betterest dan anybody else. that and i eat my own poo... high, my name is , and im a jckas.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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CLIX is dangerous!!!

Nicecaman
+0

What makes CLIX dangerous?

 (Developer) Member IconDev+0
(Developer)
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Please be aware that the fix for the find command has created a problem with the output information. With this version (1.2.3), only the .DS_Store files are being displayed/output on the 'Output' tab. The other files, '._*', and '.Trashes' are still being deleted, however.

This the does not affect people who use the 'Live-Dangerously' option.

Thanks for your patience in getting this resolved.

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Version 1.2.3
Hackit98 Productions (developer)
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This issue has been resolved. The file has been re-uploaded as the 1.2.3 version. so redownloading the file will fix that problem.

A new version of the app will be out soon that will also have that fix in it.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This is an excellent application for removing these files. I work as a webmaster in a mostly Windows environment. My users are not all computer-literate, and when they use Contribute to edit their sections of the site, they see a list of files - half of which are not "real" files to them. For every web page, there is a ._ equivalent, and they are listed first. My users open those, do not get their expected page, and then call me to tell me something is wrong. Or, they complain that they have to see these files. In addition, DS_Store files present something of a security issue on a webserver, in that they can contain info about the directory structure.

If you don't understand what this is for, or don't know why someone would use it - don't download it. At the very least, please keep unproductive opinions to yourself. It clutters up the reviews with unnecessary garbage. This application does what it is supposed to do, and there are people like me who appreciate it, and use it.

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Version 1.2.3
Jeff H.
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Those are some of the exact reasons that I developed the app to begin with.

Your comments and praise are greatly appreciated.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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why would you want to delete .DS_Store files anyways, who cares if it adds 1 lousy, tiny file to each directory. BIG DEAL! The .DS_Store file stores window settings like icon size etc. for your mac, so why would you want to delete it if you are going to be using the drive again? And if your not, why do you care anyways...??
PC users are used to seeing random files all over the place, and even if one happens not to, i think they can deal with it. I mean, GUI front-ends for terminal commands are great, but I really don't understand all the flaming going on in these comments.

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Version 1.2.3
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+2

For god sake, you are the one flaming. This app is not for use on a mac volume. Is it that hard to understand.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

Isn't it the rule of thumb with computer is,
"Don't make waves if there isn't anything wrong?"
Is there anyone going to the dentist's to have some teeth pulled out when there is is nothing wrong with his teeth?

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Version 1.2.2
sabor
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If you don't see a problem with these pesky files, then you do not use Windows machines besides your Mac. If that is the case, then you don't need this program, which makes me wonder why you post here in the first place if you are definitely NOT the target user for this great software.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Maybe you should learn why these apps are made. They are made for use on non-apple volumes like mp3-players. Always people keep nagging with this sort of apps that they are dangerous to use an not necessary. Well there is nothing dangerous about them, provided they are used by people with a brain.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

i didn't buy a mac to have to use command lines as if i were using one of those awful peecees - give me gui any day, especially if it's free

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Version 1.2
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Atlanx
Version 1.2.4
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Date 23 Nov 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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