C-Command Software Forum


I’ve been trying out Eaglefiler, and have a question about tags. I have a couple of other programs that use the openmeta, and so i imported some files that were already tagged, and noticed that:

  1. Spaces were converted to underscore
  2. Colons (:slight_smile: were deleted entirely

I was wondering why this was the case since all the programs use the same openmeta library. And if nothing can be done about it, what symbols are legal with this program? I use colons to break a category/subcategory which is used by financial software, so I would really like to be able to keep that method.


EagleFiler limits the characters that can be used in tag names in order to make it easier to type them (spaces aren’t allowed, so you can use the Spacebar to get to the next tag) and to reserve a few metacharacters for future use (e.g. search syntax, hierarchy display).

It is not the case that all programs that store data in OpenMeta use the OpenMeta library. Also, there are different versions of the library that behave in different ways.

EagleFiler currently allows letters, numbers, and these punctuation symbols:


If there are other characters that you’d like to be able to use, please let me know and I’ll consider them.

EagleFiler 1.5.4 allows the colon character in tag names.