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by snowshed1
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

This is a thanks to everyone who posted help and suggestions to my question.
by snowshed1
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Just one last question, for Linux terms like btime, etc., is there a simplified list of them with their definitions? A list something like the one in the screenshot in my original post. Not really as in your OP no; the fields listed there exist (mostly) at the level of format-specific metadata/tags...
by snowshed1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

AIUI, support for this started with ext4, correct? Within the extN family of file systems, yes. Although certainly said family can be considered the native Linux file system type one of Linux's foremost features is support for many filesystem types\ I realized this when I first heard of GParted, an...
by snowshed1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Agreed. "Creation time" is the date and time associated with the file by the filesystem when it is written to the HD. Careful: "when it is written to the file system " as I've stressed a few times, and as is important for the current conversation in two ways. 1. The previously mentioned fact that n...
by snowshed1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

I'm sure someone, somewhere, is asking, "Why do we need this information?" I honestly don't know. But, the information is available in Windows and MacOS. This indicates to me that somewhere in the distant computer past, someone saw a need for it. Indeed. There is little value to that information. T...
by snowshed1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Hi, rene, First thing I'd like to say is, I hope you are not feeling frustrated with my incessant questions, and feeling like your time is being wasted. :) It's not. We are going in the direction of what I'm trying to learn. Think of this exercise as languages, English, French, Greek. Replace those ...
by snowshed1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Let me ask the question in a different way... Is "birth time" the date and time a file is written to a hard drive, or some other location? I shall admit to having some trouble fathoming what exactly could not be immediately clear from the phrasing "creation (or birth) time". And that such is not a ...
by snowshed1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Viewing forum messages
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Viewing forum messages

smurphos wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:49 am
You can chose to be notified by email of replies to topics you've interacted in in your Control panel. Not sure what the defaults are here. The emails only provide a link back in though.

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Yep, I get notifications when new messages are posted.
by snowshed1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Viewing forum messages
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Viewing forum messages

Snowshed1, I just recently learned about a method by searching the forum with Google. Works better than the search engine of the forum if you want to find something really specific. you can enter numerous search words after the following: site:forums.linuxmint.com (add your other search words) That...
by snowshed1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Just so I don't get confused, and possibly others reading this, is Creation Time the date and time a file is written to the storage medium? The time of birth of the file, and with "storage medium" explicitly replaced by "file system". I.e., it's important to note that this is a file system level co...
by snowshed1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Viewing forum messages
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Viewing forum messages

jimallyn wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:25 am
As far as I know, the Mint forums are only available right here.
Thanks, jimallyn, I was afraid this would be true.

The display of messages in forums is one of the areas where ease of use and efficiency of computers has actually gone backwards rather than moving forward. :-(
by snowshed1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Ken's argument can be extended to all terminology in the world of computing which has no standards at as far as I can see. Take for example the panel in Linux. It's called task bar in Windows, shelf in Chrome and Lord knows what in Apple. It seems to me that every OS tries to invent new names for f...
by snowshed1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

I think you're maybe a bit confused about the talk of file creation times as a file attribute. This is actually NOT supported in Linux/Unix That is not in fact true. Creation time being stored depends on the file system and Linux current "default" filesystem ext4 does. Getting this integrated in st...
by snowshed1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:03 am
snowshed1 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 pm
... I've started looking into this, because I want to know, and have concluded most of the time people simply don't know what they are talking about. :-( ...
ANd one of them is very likely you.
Exactly!!! Which is why I'm here asking questions. :D
by snowshed1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Here, it seems the meta-data is not considered an attribute. But on the Mac, it is. Might be dealing with an issue with a fairly specific history here. Yes, EAs, Extended Attributes, share many characteristics with the historic Mac concept of resource forks. Can in fact be sort of said to be the co...
by snowshed1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

There is only one meaning to the term, and EXIF data isn't one of them on any OS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_attributes Those attributes I know about. I learned of their existence with DOS 3.x But they aren't the one's I'm researching, regardless of what we call them. I don't remem...
by snowshed1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Viewing forum messages
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Viewing forum messages

Are any of the following options available to view Linux Mint forums? Usenet Nabble interface Gmane.org I'll be honest, using anyone's forums is like looking through a shoebox full of paper scraps trying to find the one you want to reply too. Damn, does it waste my time, and I don't need help doing ...
by snowshed1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

EXIF data is file format-specific meta-data and has nothing to do with extended attributes. Whether you can display them in your file browser depends on what file browser you're using - for Cinnamon/Nemo install nemo-media-columns. <G> "Extended attributes"... This is a perfect example where langua...
by snowshed1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Pjotr and gm 10 http://bfy.tw/LkbK What, you don't have a page about that on your site (yet)? :D And OP, what he means to say is that Linux file systems support extended file attributes, which means you can store as much meta-data with your file as you want, named whatever you want. Thanks to Pjotr'...
by snowshed1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

File Attributes/Properties

Personally, I've gotten tired of the arguments I see online about what is generally referred to as attibutes/properties of flies. And, what is included in the file itself, such as jpgs contain, and are strictly part of an individual operating system. I've started looking into this, because I want to...

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