Use Finder aliases at the command line, compare extended attributes of two files, and normalise Unicode strings.
Brings a new Stripper tool to remove xattrs in bulk, extensive Help, and a code integrity check.
Second of two, here looking at quarantine of documents, what it means, how it occurs. Much more common than apps, but mysterious.
First of two articles – this looking at how quarantine works for apps and other executables, details of the flag itself, how it behaves, and more.
A simple utility to remove the many quarantine flags which are written when sandboxed apps open movies, PDF, JPEG and other files, and can cause problems.
Do we really need tens of thousands of spurious quarantine flags attached to perfectly good documents?
How the quarantine flag for apps and that for docs opened in sandboxed apps differ, and why there are now so many quarantine flags to trip us up.
Have you noticed quarantine flags appearing on movies and PDFs which have never been downloaded? Here’s a possible explanation.
All about textClipping and pictClipping files: what they are, and how to access the data within them.
Notarized versions of DeepTools for working with versions, Rosettavert for converting text encodings, SearchKey and SearchKeyLite for editing extended attributes for Spotlight searches.