I sometimes use extended attributes (xattr(7) - Linux manual page).
tar can back those attributes up, through its
--xattrs option. I set up a
TAR_OPTIONS=--xattrs environment variable, so
tar always includes these attributes when archiving or de-archiving, even if I omit
--xattrs. Works fine.
Can something similar be done with Nautilus ? The global
TAR_OPTIONS environment variable is not enforced by Nautilus (which I believe uses it’s own tar mechanism, and doesn’t rely on
/usr/bin/tar). And there doesn’t seem to be a possibility to configure
--xattrs in Nautilus.
Or do you guys know of another GUI for
tar that offers the way to use the
--xattrs option ? I tested both
File Roller and KDE’s
Ark, none of them seem to offer the option to include extended attributes.
Is there a way, any way, to do that with a GUI, or am I stuck with CLI