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11-13-2003, 08:48 AM
On two (out of two) computers with Panther, I have a directory in /Users/Shared called 'SC Info'. Inside this directory is the file 'SC Info.sidb'.

1) I did not create this directory and file.
2) It is not visible in the Finder, only from the Terminal.
3) It is not listed in /.hidden and 'SC Info' does not begin with a dot.

Does anyone else find a ~/Shared/SC\ Info? Does anyone know where it came from, why it is there, and why it is not visible in the Finder, yet visible in Terminal given the above information?

Despite essentially identical installations, this directory was only present on one of these two computers under Jaguar.

11-13-2003, 09:04 AM
Does this sound familiar?

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11-13-2003, 09:08 AM

I've never installed it and I've never heard of it. Do you have ~/Shared/SC Info?

11-13-2003, 10:23 AM
Nope.. nothing like that on any machine.

11-13-2003, 12:14 PM
$ file ../Shared/SC\ Info/SC\ Info.sidb
../Shared/SC Info/SC Info.sidb: pfm?

exists here...


big brother

11-13-2003, 12:27 PM
Ahhh... connected with iTunes authorization.

Thanks, mervTormel.

I guess one should always try Google before asking just about any question.

I also see that I have told the world that I have bought music from the Apple Music Store and that I have authorizations on two computers.

11-13-2003, 01:33 PM
Oh, and as to the other question:

How can this folder be invisible in the Finder without being listed in /.hidden and without its name beginning with a '.'?

11-13-2003, 01:39 PM
i suspect...

$ /Developer/Tools/setfile -a V /Users/Shared/SC\ Info

of which

$ /Developer/Tools/getfileinfo aDirectory

won't be able to tell you about it


/edit: path finder.app reveals that the dir is, indeed, invisible.

11-13-2003, 02:00 PM
You are right!

I was able to use '/Developers/Tools/SetFile -a v /Users/Shared/SC\ Info' and '/Developers/Tools/SetFile -a V /Users/Shared/SC\ Info' to make the folder /Users/Share/SC\ Info visible and invisible (I forget which direction was which), although I had to log out and back in again to see the change.

Likewise, as you said, /Developers/Tools/GetFileInfo gave me no information.


11-13-2003, 02:29 PM
i think maybe you only need to relaunch the finder to reflect the cloaking device toggle.