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drop-in replacement for macOS's xattr
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The aim of this project is to provide a drop-in replacement to macOS's xattr utility.

Currently, macOS-provided xattr depends on the system's Python installation. It is thus very simple to break it, for instance, by disabling SIP and installing Python using a .pkg.

The aim of this project is to provide a single-file, drop-in replacement to xattr, entirely coded in Swift.

This project uses Martin R's URL extension, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.


  • Single file executable
  • Complete reimplementation of xattr's features
  • Use only system-provided libraries

Bugs and feature requests

Feel free to file a bug or a pull request, and I'll help with it as soon as I have time.

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