Moving Baloo forward

Todd toddrjen at
Tue Jan 21 11:32:29 GMT 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Vishesh Handa <me at> wrote:

> On Tuesday 21 January 2014 02:24:01 Francesco R. wrote:
> >
> > just always use an additional database, xattrs are not the way to go.
> > Managing xattrs require a conscious user, many programs by default don't
> > even copy xattrs.
> >
> I disagree. It'll be easier to backup / restore xattr than it would be with
> that database. Additionally, a LOT of tools do respect extended attributes
> (cp
> with the -a flag), in contrast Nepomuk has never copied any metadata. I
> doubt
> I can implement it with the extra database as well.
> Plus, with extended attributes the metadata is never lost. With the
> additional
> database, if the file is moved to a place which is not tracked, then the
> data
> will be lost.
Would it be possible to store the metadata inside files that support it
(like images or music files) and use xattrs only for files that don't have
their own internal metadata format?
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