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You could use a shell script instead of AppleScript. A tool like this can list and change tags on files.
You want to use rsync -E. $ rsync --help ... -E, --extended-attributes copy extended attributes ...
On OS X, 'cp' works with resource forks, and rsync is reported to as well. If you run Netatalk on your target server, it will work quite well if you use either of these, since Netatalk preserves the resource fork in local metadata (moving between different installations of Netatalk, though, can be QUITE a headache if they have different resource fork ...
It turns out the metadata was not available because I cloned the repository inside the /tmp directory which is not indexed by Spotlight. Cloning the repository somewhere indexed by Spotlight works fine.
Those com_apple_ats_name_family keys look like extended attribute names with the "."s replaced with "_"s. Try running xattr -l Sansation_Regular.ttf on the original file and see if it has a bunch of extended attributes that aren't being copied along with the file when you check it in.
If I understand your question correctly, in the 'music' section, sort by date added, select the six albums worth of songs and create a New Playlist from Selection (Cmd-Shft-N, or right-click on selection). From that playlist, you should have the view you want.
There are extended attributes assigned to downloaded files, like com.apple.quarantine to put executable files in quarantine and com.apple.metadata:kMDItemWhereFroms for the "Where from" data. The presence of these attributes can be revealed in the Terminal via ls -l@ /path/to/downloaded/file. Now to get the actual Data stored in this kMDItemWhereFroms, I ...
It's stored in an extended attribute on the file. Specifically the com.apple.metadata:kMDItemWhereFroms attribute. It may stay with the file when you move it to different computers, but it depends on the filesystem or file sharing protocol you use. If you move it to another Mac on an HFS+ disk, it will likely keep it, but not necessarily if you transfer over ...
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