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10.3: View and set Labels from the command line UNIX
With the resurrection of labels in MacOS X 10.3, I hastened to add a little program to the osxutils package. It's called setlabel and allows you to set file labels from the command line with a very simple syntax:
 % setlabel Red myfile.txt
I also updated lsmac and it now is capable of listing file labels, along with File/Creator types, Finder flags and such.

[robg adds: We've covered this useful little package before, and the ability to set labels from the command line could come in handy -- for instance, to tag downloads that you do remotely for easy identification when you get home.]
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10.3: View and set Labels from the command line
Authored by: Apollo18Pnut on Nov 05, '03 12:47:12PM
Now the new osxutils just needs to be released in fink...

% fink install osxutils
Information about 1441 packages read in 5 seconds.
Failed: no package found for specification 'osxutils'!


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10.3: View and set Labels from the command line
Authored by: aranor on Nov 06, '03 04:13:02AM

Erm, I just went to the page and it says the latest version is 1.0.1, released on June 1st. So where's the version with setlabel?

Hell, I even looked at the CVS repository and there's no file for setlabel!



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10.3: View and set Labels from the command line
Authored by: ber on Nov 12, '03 10:03:08AM

I found osxutils-1.2 in versiontracker. But so far I've only run acrfoss binaries.

ber



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10.3: View and set Labels from the command line
Authored by: HyperSeeker on Nov 08, '03 01:41:09AM
From fink.sf.net: Package osxutils
Tree                      Stable        Unstable
current-10.3:             not present   not present
current-10.2-gcc3.3:      not present   1.0.1-1
0.6.1:                    not present
0.4.1:                    not present   (10.1 only)

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From osxutils developer
Authored by: sveinbjorn on Nov 12, '03 08:58:07PM
osxutils 1.2 will be in Fink soon enough, and the source package will be added to the SourceForge project page. For now, osxutils binaries are available at my software page.

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