Generating .xattr

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silverkin
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Generating .xattr

Post by silverkin »

Hello,

Recently I've tried to perform a deduplication of my database (e.g. have some movies that are stored in 1080p and also in 4k), tried fn:script but unfortunately it doesn't work due to me not having .xattr for all these files.

Is there a way to generate these files without messing with my matches and my database?
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rednoah
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Re: Generating .xattr

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silverkin wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 19:57 Is there a way to generate these files without messing with my matches and my database?
.xattr are the very thing that allows you to reliably know the original match, so if that information is lost then it can't be restored, other than by matching and renaming all your files again.


:idea: Make sure to export .xattr folders the second time around, because native file system xattr are easily lost, while files and folders are not, so it's not a bad idea to keep around both just in case:
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