Saving Magic file erases OS X finder tags

Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:26 am

It seems that making a change in Magic, such as adding or removing an module and then saving erases OS X finder tags. Thought I was crazy tagging files and then having tags disappear after making edits, but seems to be a bug (or a side effect of Magic's saving mechanism).

Steps to repro:
1. Tag a magic file (green)
2. Open magic file and add module
3. Save magic file

Tags are gone

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Re: Saving Magic file erases OS X finder tags

Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:30 pm

Magic projects are sufficiently complicated that they have to be recreated from scratch when a change is made. It's not as simple as just inserting the change into the file, because changes often have cascading consequences.

I will see if there's a way to just "empty" the file without completely deleting it. But I think I tried this a while ago and there was a problem with it, so I can't make any promises.
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