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[REBOL] Re: Beos extended attributes

From: bga:bug-br at: 14-Aug-2003 10:45

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Davide Gessi wrote:
> is it possible in REBOL to read/write extended file attributes in BeOS > filesystem ? > As Example the "city" attribute in a "people" file ?
Unfortunatelly, no. With Rebol/View/Pro version for BeOS (which I bought and is lacking behind the other ports right now) you the hability to execute an external program (catattr to read the extended attributes and addattr to create them) but the problem is that in the BeOS version it is not possible to actually read what the programs spit out when run so althought you could use addattr without problems, catattr would not help as you can't get its output (I guess it is worth to remind that this *IS* possible to do in BeOS in a way similar to the way it is done on *nix clones but, somehow, it was not implemented in the BeOS port). I did offer help to Rebot Tech to get this and other stuff fixed on the BeOS port (for free, no strings attached). I even sent them the BONE network stack. No go. -Bruno