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Re: Automatic downloading of non-free software by stuff in main

On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 12:48:36PM -0800, Diane Trout wrote:
> I would love for files downloaded via a web browser or email client to
> be marked as having come from the Internet. (Major bonus points if a
> sync tool like nextcloud can keep files I generated labeled separate
> from ones my coworkers made)
> OS X web browsers do this, and when you try to open them the OS will
> prompt "this came from the internet, do you want to open it". It looks
> like its implemented with a few extended attributes. [1]
Windows too (implemented with NTFS alternate data streams).

> Do most of our file systems have extended attributes turned on by now?
I think (or at least hope) so.


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