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Spotlight's extended attributes (custom metadata) are missing from Foxtrot [message #763] Sun, 03 June 2018 05:14 Go to next message
Des Bw
Messages: 26
Registered: June 2017
Junior Member
As explained on Apple's website
( https://developer.apple.com/legacy/library/documentation/Dar win/Reference/ManPages/man1/xattr.1.html),
and in a number of places
( http://scottlab.ucsc.edu/xtal/wiki/index.php/Extended_Attrib utes), Mac OS
accepts custom metadata.

If you run a command xattr -w "com.apple.metadata:kMDItemAuthors" "John"
Testfile.html, the test file will contain an author metadata; "John" as
value. Spotlight, as well as all the other tools using Spotlight's index
(such as HoudahSpot), can correctly search the files by this author field.
Foxtrot still marks the Author field "unknown".



Can you support the extended attributes, please?
Re: Spotlight's extended attributes (custom metadata) are missing from Foxtrot [message #765 is a reply to message #763] Mon, 04 June 2018 14:11 Go to previous message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 375
Registered: April 2020
Senior Member
Des Bw wrote:

> Can you support the extended attributes, please?

We will consider this in a future version.

Thanks for the suggestion


Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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