Apple’s attitude to document metadata remains ambivalent. But macOS does offer good support for extended attributes to pass through iCloud, if you know how to access it.
Why couldn’t you install Security Update 2019-004 on your T2-free Mac, when the problem was in its T2 firmware update?
Does using xattr flags disrupt Spotlight indexing, and how are those flags respected using different methods of copying a file?
The latest news on last week’s macOS updates is that the Mojave update to 10.14.6 does appear ‘safe’, […]
It may seem minor, but what TextEdit has been doing for the last 6 months is a travesty of what made the Mac.
Note: Apple has now released fixed versions of the Security Updates: details here. Apple has overnight pulled one […]
Apple has now released fixed versions of the two Security Updates – see this article for full details. […]
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 […]