Scripting

Sep 5, 2014 at 5:58 AM
Edited Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Hi,

Duh, I just looked at the documentation tab !! Skip this discussion. Sorry.

I want to write a script that will pickup "words" (pattern based) from filenames and parent/grandparent directories and add them as tags. So, please tell me how to use command line to add tags to a file. Then, I could build a script around that command.

Secondly, .. This application is awesome !! This should be part of the next Windows release. People from other OSes will adapt and include this tag system in their OSes so that tags don't disappear on switching OSes, when, they'll see how good this NTFS tags are.

Thanks in advance,
Gaurav
Coordinator
Sep 5, 2014 at 7:43 AM
Hi Gaurav

Yes, my command line utility does not provide access to properties from a script.

But Microsoft provides DSOFile here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=8422, and describes it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692828.aspx

In fact, in my test suite for File Metadata, included in my Sources download, I use a script to round trip more than 600 different writable Windows metadata properties through DSOFile and File Metadata, to make sure that this scenario works correctly.

Dijji