Ahmad Awais



Zip WordPress theme through Terminal and ignore DS_Store

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

Since the day I shifted to Macbook, I fell in love with Terminal. Terminal is minimal, hackable, fast and to the point. There are so many benefits of being a terminal junkie that I’d have to write another post some day. Today I intend to write about how I zip WordPress themes through terminal whilst ignoring hidden .DS_Store files added by Mac OS in each folder.

The command#

zip -r theme.zip themefolder -x "*.DS_Store"

Yes, no goofy third party applications needed at all. Just rely on all of the unix tool goodness built right in to MacOS/OSX.

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Comments 2
  • Saqb
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    Saqb Saqb

    Reply Author

    Thanks for sharing this.

    There is also this free app https://goo.gl/IwoDPu to remove .DS_Store files

    • Ahmad Awais
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      Ahmad Awais Ahmad Awais

      Reply Author

      Yes, thanks for sharing it but with the terminal, things are more in control and sleek.