funky "@" permission flag after Leopard upgrade

yeroen

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Mar 8, 2007
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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'
 

plinden

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Apr 8, 2004
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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.
 
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emptyCup

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Jan 5, 2005
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what in the bloody hell is that "@" permission flag I have on some of my files after upgrading to Leopard
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.
 
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