File::Attributes::Simple - the simplest implementation of File::Attributes
This is the fallback for File::Attributes if it can't find anything better. It stores attributes as YAML files (named .filename.attributes) containing key/value pairs.
You probably shouldn't use this class directly, see File::Attributes instead.
All the standard ones, namely:
Applicable for every file.
Priority 1 (low).
If you want to implement a file attribute scheme,
and can do so doing hashrefs,
this class might make your life easier.
File::Attributes::Simple (this class),
and override the following (private) methods:
If you just want the attributes to be stored somewhere else, override this method. It takes a filename and returns the filename that stores the attributes. If you override _load and _save, you don't need to worry about this method; it isn't called from anywhere else.
This method takes a filename and returns the hash(ref) of attributes.
This method takes a filename and the attributes hashref and stores it to disk (or wherever, the method doesn't care if it's a disk or not).
I think OS X uses a format for storing filesystem attributes that could be implemented by overriding this class, but I don't have a Mac and couldn't find any documentation.
See bug reporting instructions in "BUGS" in File::Attributes.
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