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Sets the tags for a file/folder.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 3.5 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No
MBS( "Files.SetTagNames"; Path; Taglist )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.txt"
Taglist The list of tags names, separated by newline character. "Hello World"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the tags for a file/folder.
Requires macOS 10.9.
This function needs a native path. Please use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath function in order to convert a FileMaker style path to a native path.
Please note that some tags may include Char(10) followed by a number to indicate which label color is used for compatibility to older OS X versions. Those should appear escaped as \n in the taglist.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 10th August 2020

Files.SetReadOnly - Files.StandardizePath