Cannot parse folder content when .DS_Store hidden file is present

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elmuz
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Cannot parse folder content when .DS_Store hidden file is present

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SCENARIO
- Windows Server 2012
- Powershell scripting
- WinSCPnet.dll 5.8.1.0 (version 1.3.1.6144)
- I am checking a remote FTP for new audio files and I'm mirroring from remote to a local path.
- When someone copies in remote path also .DS_Store file, probably from Mac, my Powershell script cannot parse the content anymore.

Here's part of my script:

[....]
try
{
# Setup session options
$sessionOptions = New-Object WinSCP.SessionOptions
$sessionOptions.Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Ftp
$sessionOptions.HostName = $ftpHost
$sessionOptions.UserName = $ftpUser
$sessionOptions.Password = $ftpPass
$sessionOptions.FtpMode = "Active"

$session = New-Object WinSCP.Session

try
{
#Per prima cosa sincronizzo l'FTP con una cartalla locale
# Connect
$session.Open($sessionOptions)

# Transfer options
$transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions
$transferOptions.FileMask = "* . m p 3>20K" // without spaces
# Synchronize files
$synchronizationResult = $session.SynchronizeDirectories(
[WinSCP.SynchronizationMode]::Local, $syncPath, $remotePath, $True, $transferOptions)

# Throw on any error
$synchronizationResult.Check()

# Log synchronization results
If ($synchronizationResult.IsSuccess)
[....]

Any idea?
Thank you

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Re: Cannot parse folder content when .DS_Store hidden file is present

elmuz wrote:

- When someone copies in remote path also .DS_Store file, probably from Mac, my Powershell script cannot parse the content anymore.
Can you elaborate? What PowerShell script? What content?

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The Powershell script is trying to keep a local folder synched with a remote one, which is daily updated by operators.
This is the "hot" part

# Transfer options
$transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions
$transferOptions.FileMask = "* . m p 3>20K" // without spaces
# Synchronize files
$synchronizationResult = $session.SynchronizeDirectories([WinSCP.SynchronizationMode]::Local, $syncPath, $remotePath, $True, $transferOptions)

Since some of them are probably working from Mac it may happen that they copy rubbish files apart from needed m p 3 files.
I was able to see two kind of rubbish files:
1) Ghost copies of 1-2 kB of original m p 3, which I am able to ignore by masking for size > 20kB. However this kind of file is not blocking the synch process.
2) .DS_Store files, that should be a folder-related property file. If this file is inside the folder the script cannot parse the content anymore, blocking the synch process.

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Sorry, but you just repeated what your wrote before. What's the problem with the .DS_Store files? You exclude them by your file mask, right? So their presence should not matter. I still have no idea, what you mean by "cannot parse the content anymore". What content?

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