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Tags in Finder allows the user to class his files, with a little colored tag.

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Possible to tag a folder via terminal?

Is it possible to tag a file or folder in mavericks via terminal command?
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Tags - best practice for using tags to replace hierarchical folder structure

I am interested in replacing my hierarchical folder structure with the tag system. Are there any best practices (or do you have personal experience) of how to use tags as a replacement for the ...
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Finder tag pollution avoidance: view subsets of tags, not a global list of tags

I'll start this question with example of the problem I'd like to solve. I like to tag my apps by category: productivity, development, media, etc. I like to tag my movies by genre: action, drama, ...
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How to tag files (with Finder tags) using parts of a file name?

I want to use parts of a file name to add specific Finder tags to a file. How can I do that, are there any scripts or applications available to automate this on OS X Mavericks? The only solution I can ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Adding tags to files in OS X: How to use, where are tags stored, and will they work on a network?

I've heard it is possible to add tags to a file's meta data in OS X, and have Spotlight search through such tags. In a nutshell, how would one access this feature in Finder – not Spotlight (...
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Are tags portable, and if so how?

I am a relatively new Mac user, recently bought a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.1. I see that there are tagging capabilities within the file system. I'm concerned about portability. If I get a new ...
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Can I revert to the Mountain Lion style labels instead of Mavericks tags? How?

I don't like the almost invisible little colored dots (tags) that have replaced the full-length color highlighted labels used in Mountain Lion. Is there a way to go back to using full-field labels?
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OS X Finder hangs on tagging

I'm having a problem with the new tagging feature in Mavericks and I have a feeling it might go deeper than just the tagging. The problem is this: When tagging anything on Mavericks the Finder ...
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Auto-tag folders/files dropped into a folder

I want to be able to automatically assign a red tag to any folder/file that is dropped into a folder sitting on my desktop. I've done some research about this and it seems like this can't really be ...
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Tagged items not appearing correctly in Mavericks?

I'm running OS X 10.9.5. Recently, I used Handbrake 0.9.9 x86_64 (2013051800) to convert some WMVs to MP4s. There are roughly 150 videos, and I have attempted to tag them all. When in their respective ...
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Tags not associated in OS X

I have tags assigned to my user created text file and it wouldn't show on finder. I have assigned, Green icon / tag (renamed to environments) to associate a text file. Tag gets assigned good. Atleast ...
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Remove unused Finder tags

I make extensive use of Finder Tags, both built-in and user generated. I have ended up with a huge bunch of tags would like to better manage them. Is there a way to easily visualize the count of ...
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How do people use Tags in Finder?

I've searched online; I have found lots of information around HOW to assign/remove tags, but very little around how people USE them. (that in itself might be the sign that not many people actually use ...
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How to enable missing tag search in Spotlight?

OS X Mavericks adds better support for tags. You can search tagged files using Spotlight with the query tag:tagname. However, this stopped working for me a few days after upgrading form OS X ...