funky "@" permission flag after Leopard upgrade

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yeroen, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. yeroen macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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    #1
    what in the bloody hell is that "@" permission flag I have on some of my files after upgrading to Leopard, i.e.

    -rw-r--r--@ uid:guid myfile

    That's where the sticky bit goes, but the sticky bit is denoted by a 't'
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    #2
    It's new in Leopard to let you know that file/directory has extended attributes. Since you're using terminal, you can use xattr (ie. xattr myfile)to see what the extended attributes are.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    The OS is now making extensive use of metadata, the @ indicates extended attributes. See John Siracusa's explanation here. In fact, read the whole review since no one does this better.
     
  4. yeroen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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  5. dicklieber macrumors newbie

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    Would have been nice if Apple updated their ls man page to reflect this.:rolleyes:
     

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