Commit 327ccc54 authored by Michael Krause's avatar Michael Krause 🎉
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faq: turd files and heudiconv

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......@@ -37,3 +37,29 @@ character ``-`` was a UTF-8 special character instead. Just delete it and
replace the character with an actual hyphen and your script should
automatically become an ascii file.
heudiconv/bids: UnicodeDecodeError
When running Heudiconv, Apple users sometimes notice an error similar to this:
.. code-block:: python
File "/src/heudiconv/heudiconv/", line 77, in populate_bids_templates
File "/src/heudiconv/heudiconv/", line 109, in populate_aggregated_jsons
json_ = load_json(fpath)
File "/src/heudiconv/heudiconv/", line 182, in load_json
data = json.load(fp)
File "/opt/miniconda-latest/lib/python3.6/json/", line 296, in load
return loads(,
File "/opt/miniconda-latest/lib/python3.6/", line 321, in decode
(result, consumed) = self._buffer_decode(data, self.errors, final)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xb0 in position 37: invalid start byte
Usually this indicates that Heudiconv tried to load json files that are in fact
`._` binary files created by `Apple's Finder
<>`_. It seems that there is no way to
avoid their creation and you will have to clean them manually. Other
workarounds are setting your BIDS folder read-only before loading them in Finder or
avoiding Finder altogether.
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