Mac OS X: how to get rid of .DS_Store files








I. Can we disable the creation of .DS_Store files?

Answer is NO. But we can disable the creation of .DS_Store files on network volumes using the following command:
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
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II. How do I clean up the .DS_Store files

Run the following command in Terminal.app,
find /Volumes/USB-DISK -name '.DS_Store' -type f -delete

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