FileAttributeView for tags and colors?

Michael Hall mik3hall at
Thu Feb 27 14:35:05 PST 2014

On Feb 27, 2014, at 3:51 PM, Hendrik Schreiber <hs at> wrote:

> Hey there,
> I was wondering, wouldn't the tags/colors API in OS X 10.9 be a really nice candidate for a java.nio.file.attribute.FileAttributeView?
> Is an appropriate implementation planned? I wasn't able to find an RFE on

Again fwiw,
my trz package has support for a lot of different OS X file attributes, including old 'classic', file colors. I sort of liked the idea of color being a file attribute myself. Not your usual one.
I am not 10.9 yet but when I get there if this API concerns this same sort of thing I would be happy to include it in trz anyhow.
It is quite possible to add something like this along with a 'pass through' type file system. So you could possibly come up with it yourself without excessive effort.

Michael Hall

trz nio.2 for OS X

HalfPipe Java 6/7 shell app

AppConverter convert Apple jvm to openjdk apps

More information about the macosx-port-dev mailing list