Serialize extended attributes ?

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at
Tue Jul 17 02:27:35 PDT 2007

On 7/17/07, Joe Mason <joe at> wrote:
>  I'd recommend looking at the way the Mac stores its extended attributes on
> non-HFS+ volumes (I believe it uses a hidden ".DS_Info" directory).  If the
> format is simple enough, we might be able to clone it exactly, thus allowing
> Mac's to make use of our metadata  and vice versa automatically.  I also
> think that implementing an open-source UTI library would be a fun project
> that would provide a lot of benefits for any desktop that wants to use it.

Actually it uses "._foo" for each "foo" file (dot underscore prefix notion).

Patryk Zawadzki
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