OS X Mavericks introduced file tagging to Finder and the filesystem. Are these tags case-senstive? For example, could I have an Apple and apple tag?

  • What happens if you give it a try?
    – nohillside
    Jul 20, 2015 at 15:34
  • @patrix When entering/searching for a tag it preselects an existing one even if they are a different case. Jul 20, 2015 at 15:36

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I am able to seemingly tag files with differently cased words by opening the Get Info window on each file in Finder. However after I save and close each window and inspect the tags for each file the tag that was saved first overrides the other differently cased tag.

  • Note: this is with the default case-insensitive filesystem. I have not tested this on a case-sensentive filesystem.

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