Read and Write EXT4 Metadata from Windows File Explorer

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Read and Write EXT4 Metadata from Windows File Explorer

Post by beezerlm » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:39 pm

I have a TS-253a NAS that is serving files to about 20 Windows clients. The files are typically PDF blueprints or drawing files like DWG. I am looking for a way to read/write metadata to these files to indicate the revision level of the blueprint. I would then like to have a column in Windows File Explorer detail view that shows this revision level to the users.

My understanding is that the TS-253 serves the files via a Samba server. The Samba server does not share some of the EXT4 "Extended Attributes" metadata such as "user.comments". I have found some documentation about using vfs_streams_xattr for sharing this metadata as ADS (Alternate Data Streams) to NTFS, but I have been hesitant to make changes to the smb.config file on the NAS. - ... ttr.8.html

Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

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