I need to edit extended attributes of directories that are symbolic links.
xattr that comes on OSX 10.5 unfortunately writes to the link target instead of the link itself.
I discovered a different version that supports a "-s" option to suppress following symbolic links. I checked it out of the repository, but there is no installer file that I can make out and I think I need one: https://xattr.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xattr
Then I found another version and also checked it out, and was finally able to install it after installing Xcode:
However when I run this version I don't appear to get the magic "-s" option to suppress following symbolic links. In fact this version didn't appear to have any other options that the original xattr had.
Does anyone have a version of xattr running on OSX 10.5 that will support not following symbolic links, or any other app that will allow me to write extended attributes and not follow symbolic links ?