New version of this GUI utility for inspecting and editing extended attributes, for High Sierra and later.
Category Archive: xattr
Documentation of extended attributes (xattrs) in macOS.
Updates to two utilities to create and edit metadata in extended attributes, which work better with Spotlight search. Now compatible with Catalina.
Second of two, here looking at quarantine of documents, what it means, how it occurs. Much more common than apps, but mysterious.
Have you noticed quarantine flags appearing on movies and PDFs which have never been downloaded? Here’s a possible explanation.
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What this site does and doesn’t collect about you.
Adds display of the total size of xattrs, total data fork size, and their sum in its window.
I claimed (from a guess) that there might be 0.8 GB of xattrs in my Home folder. I was wildly wrong: there are actually over 3.8 GB. Here’s how xattrs are distributed.