The greatest skill in memory is not the remembering, but knowing what to forget – something that macOS is useless at. Why doesn’t it clear out its old crud?
The File menu has been tidied, and xattred can now save the one xattr selected or all of them to a text file.
How the two user modes differ, what iCloud Drive does to files transferred between two different clients, and an apparently unique tag it applies to apps which pass through.
General account of xattrs, their storage, types, tools for working with them, and common problems.
This UTF-8 string contains the Gatekeeper score, the system time of download, downloading agent, and the event UUID. Can force a full Gatekeeper check.
They may not cause many problems, but xattrs are both very useful and extensively used by macOS and third-party products. It’s time to discover more, and document them.
This tool now has an overhauled interface, making it much easier to use. Currently the only way of viewing and editing xattrs without using the command line.
A free tool to force full Gatekeeper checks without having to download an app, inspect, add, and remove xattrs from files and folders.
A simple and concise example of a page from the documentation which we, as a community, could readily produce for macOS. Fancy giving us a hand?
This tool for Sierra now inspects and displays extended attributes, and will write a quarantine xattr to force a full Gatekeeper check on an app, as if downloaded.