xattrs questions

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 17:18:08 GMT 2007

On 4/7/07, Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 09:18:50AM -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> > There is already compatibility code in place that makes sure that
> > everyone is transmitting xattrs in a namespace, so Mac xattrs get
> > transmitted with a "user" namespace prefixed.
> I should also point out that xattrs from non-user namespaces that get
> sent to a Mac get stored inside a special rsync namespace [...]

Perhaps rsync's rather sizable ACL and xattr compatibility code could
be factored out into a separate library that other programs wanting to
manipulate ACLs and xattrs portably (e.g., tar?) could use.


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