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Mobile Time Machine Creates Root File With No Visible Name

jvmscholz:

mtm creates a plist without any name whatsoever on / which contains mtmUUID, file is 263 bytes in size and should at least be hidden (and maybe have a name?)

Nickholl posts an example of the contents:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
  <key>MTMUUID</key>
  <string>E1C0D530-54BA-442E-8F22-FD1C26E3076E</string>
</dict>
</plist>

I have this file on one of my Macs but not the other. I think it’s new sometime since installing Mac OS X 10.11. It appears with a generic document icon in the Finder. The file actually does have a name, but it’s a non-printable character. This is what the output from ls -lB looks like:

-rw-r--r--    1 root  wheel   263 Apr  1 09:54 \001

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