[Bug 8566] Spotlight comments (extended attributes) are not synced

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Fri Apr 5 00:56:47 MDT 2013


--- Comment #10 from Stefan Nowak <p.org at gmx.at> 2013-04-05 06:56:45 UTC ---
User V.K. posted a script here:

I ran V.K.'s script over the rsync backup'ed files and then the comments were
restored! Also after disconnecting, un-powering, re-powering, re-connecting the
external harddisk, the restored comments persisted.

My post: https://discussions.apple.com/message/21704242#21704242

On my rsync backup destination the files had shown NO comments in the Finder
mdls -name kMDItemFinderComment <YourFile> had revealed that they were stored
(at least somewhere).

For test purposes I created the folder "_1" with comment "1" on the source with
Mac OS X Finder 10.6.8, ran rsync 3.0.7 (compiled with xattrs and others), and
on the destination again no comment was shown for folder "_1". After running
the comment-restore-applescript over "_1" the comment was there! I created
folder "_2" with comment "22" on the source, and copied it via Finder. The
comment appeared on the destination as well.

It seems rsync syncs the Finder comments to a deprecated storage place?!
Or Finder has a bug, ignoring info on valid storage positions.

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