Re: Beagle presence on Wikipedia


On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 4:31 PM, D Bera <dbera web gmail com> wrote:
> >  >  I read that section as Spotlight indexing the metadata itself stored
>  >  >  on the file system, which Beagle doesn't really do.  Beagle does use
>  >  >  that file system metadata for its own bookkeeping, though.
>  >
>  >  /me reads up on what all Spotlight does
>  >
>  >  Ah, I see, so Spotlight also indexes the filesystem metadata. I took
>  >  the phrase "file metadata" from the wikipedia article in the wrong
>  >  context -- content attributes rather than filesystem metadata.
>  Umm... what exactly is "filesystem metadata" other than name, size,
>  last modified time etc. ?

I took that to mean extended attributes, basically.


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