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Difference between com.apple.FinderInfo (getxattr()) and ATTR_CMN_FNDRINFO (getattrlist())
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Difference between com.apple.FinderInfo (getxattr()) and ATTR_CMN_FNDRINFO (getattrlist())



Hi,

The getattrlist() API returns Finder Flags through ATTR_CMN_FNDRINFO
while the getxattr() returns them through the Extended attribute
com.apple.FinderInfo.
Any flags set using /Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo except for L (Locked)
flag shows up in com.apple.FinderInfo. The L flag shows up as uchg in
chflags

Though the two look identical are there any differences? Are there any
flags returned by only one of the 2 API's. Is anyone a subset of the
other ? While doing a backup of files, is it ok to use either of them
( ATTR_CMN_FNDRINFO or com.apple.FinderInfo ) or should I use both of
them ?

Thanks
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