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Neat. So you can associate a file with a tag by dragging it into the appropriate TAGS section of a sidebar. You can tag a file while you’re saving it. You can also Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 8.01.35 PMTags are kept in Extended Attributes. In com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags to be exact. xattr /Users/krypted/Desktop/Test.pdf The output of xattr with no options is as follows: com.apple.FinderInfo com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags com.apple.quarantine Or use -l to get a more detailed output: xattr -l /Users/krypted/Desktop/Test.pdf The output of which would include the tag: com.apple.FinderInfo: 00000000  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1C 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000020 com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags: 00000000  62 70 6C 69 73 74 30 30 A1 01 55 52 65 64 0A 36  |bplist00..URed.6| 00000010  08 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000020  00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000030  00 10                                            |..| 00000032 com.apple.quarantine: 0041;520d0314;Safari; This output is a bit not awesome. So mdls -name kMDItemUserTags /Users/krypted/Desktop/Test.pdf The output is the kMDItemUserTags array with a list of objects in the array: kMDItemUserTags = ( Red ) The above output is much more easily parsed and managed; however, the objects need to have been indexed by Spotlight. You can also use mdfind to look at user tags with kMDItemUserTags to see a list of tagged content. Or, you can constrain the output using == and a quoted parameter: mdfind "kMDItemUserTags == Red" The output is a list of all files with that tag. Finally, you can xattr -c /Users/krypted/Desktop/Test.pdf

October 25th, 2013

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