[Samba] Use metadata files in Samba

Thomas Bley thomas.bley at simple-groupware.de
Sat May 26 17:37:46 GMT 2007


Often people (or applications) want to store additional information
about a file. E.g. history, approval state, search tags, etc. Some
file formats offer to integrate these metadata, some not (e.g. exif-
headers, id3, etc.).
My idea would be to create an additional <filename.xyz>.meta file next
to a <filename.xyz> in the same folder. If the <filename.xyz> gets
renamed/deleted/moved, the <filename.xyz>.meta file should be also
renamed/deleted/moved in case it exists.

Is this possible with Samba or are there better ways to do handle
metadata ?


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