Use of File Extended Attributes


#1

I’m evaluating TaskPaper. One issue I’ve run into is its use of extended file attributes for recording the expansion state of items. When I sync a TaskPaper file using Dropbox, this data is lost. That’s probably OK, but I’m wondering what other data is recorded using extended attributes that might be an issue if lost? Thanks.


#2

Right now extended attributes are used to remember hoisted item, focused item, item path filter, and collapsed items. All UI state, not document content. I don’t expect that I will ever save document content in those attributes.