TagLib affects indexers?

Jeff Mitchell kde-dev at emailgoeshere.com
Fri Aug 1 00:52:27 CEST 2008

Michael Pyne wrote:
> On Thursday 31 July 2008, lariamat wrote:
>  > Can anybody confirm this?
>  >
>  > as far as I can see there is no possibility to open a file readonly with
>  > taglib.
>  > This affects tracker/beagle/strigi/any other indexer that uses inotify,
>  > because these reindex the file after reading the tag with taglib.
>  >
>  > Am I getting something wrong or isn't there a possibility to open
>  > readonly.
> You can open a file read only, but TagLib only does this right now if 
> opening it in read/write mode fails. So you need to make the file itself 
> read only to do this (which isn't a bad idea anyways if you're not going 
> to tag it any further I guess).
> Adding a readOnly flag to TagLib::File() probably wouldn't be too hard 
> though, everything is in taglib/toolkit/tfile.cpp

If you do so, please consider sending it as a patch in a bug report so 
that it may end up in Taglib proper.


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