[REBOL] Re: Beos extended attributes
From: davidegessi:tin:it at: 14-Aug-2003 17:47
>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.
A pity :(
I've built a simple wrapper to use Rebol for trackers addon, but without this feature
any addon results somewhat useless...
BeOS community are big and active, I hope that Carl remember us with a new release...