So how can apps and users preserve file metadata using these xattr flags? Part of the solution is straightforward, but there’s a major limitation.
For the last six years, extended attributes have had flags to determine how they’re handled when copied. Here are the details, and how this affects iCloud.
This evening’s update to what will almost certainly be the last version of Mojave, apart from security updates […]
Apple has just released the 10.14.6 update for macOS Mojave, as well as security updates for High Sierra […]
Apple has pushed an update to the data used by Gatekeeper, bringing its version number to 173, dated […]
Did you get all three right this week?
Uninstall an app and it vanishes from the Privacy tab. But it hasn’t really gone – those consents will be reactivated if the app is replaced. Without you being informed.
macOS doesn’t handle significant errors and failures well, burying them away in the log. It needs to report them to the user through a new sub-system.
Three more riddles about Mac, computing, and related matters, for your entertainment. Answers on Monday morning.
In Mojave and Catalina, tampering with the contents of an app bundle risks breaking signature checks. Here’s how to work around that.