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Preserving Mac OS X (file system) tags and extended attributes (xattr)

Unless I am missing something, it appears as if OneDrive is not honoring and preserving file system tags (see [1]) or even extended attributes (see [2]).
Granted, these features are difficult to maintain over different OS and file system types. But if files and folders are synchronized within the same environment, it is very disturbing, to say the very least, to see this (meta) data simply discarded by OneDrive.

Thank you.

[1] https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/releasenotes/MacOSX/WhatsNewInOSX/Articles/MacOSX10_9.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40013207-SW11
[2] https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/xattr.1.html

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  • Cristian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    2015 and still nothing?... recently we change all the cloud data from dropbox to onedrive because we use office365, but now i regret that...

    Dropbox works fine with xattr, how difficult could be to improve that on OneDrive

  • Repli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OneDrive could be the king of ios+Macos with this featured

  • Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Worth noting that xattr is supported well in both Linux and macos and seems to be a long term standard part of both those file systems going forward. But there has also been a very long history of NTFS interoperability on metadata via ADS (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS#Alternate_data_streams_.28ADS.29). So why not xattr on OneDrive? It makes this service inviable for non-Windows users

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