JDK-7133485 : (fs) Adding support for extended HFS attributes on MacOSX
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.nio
  • Affected Version: 7u4
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: os_x
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2012-01-26
  • Updated: 2013-08-09
  • Resolved: 2013-08-09
From http://java.net/jira/browse/MACOSX_PORT-167 --

JDK 1.7 provides the option to get various meta data via the Files.readAttributes() and Files.getFileAttributeView() methods. It would be nice to have a way of accessing the MacOS X meta data.

One scenario, is when Safari saves a file it indicates where it was retrieved from. It would be useful in certain scenarios to be able to read that data.

Related to: http://java.net/jira/browse/MACOSX_PORT-133, 
whose Bugster eqivalent is: CR 7133476

Move the enhancement to Plan project for JDK9.