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SubjectRe: Implementing Meta File information in Linux

On 02 Sep 1998 11:27:03 +0200, Benny Amorsen <> said:

> I have a proposal which I think takes into consideration all the
> objections people have made so far.

> Currently it is not allowed to read() a directory in linux. Instead,
> make read() on a directory actually read the file directory/default.

No good: as soon as you export such a directory over NFS to a non-Linux
box, the client will not be able to read the data. Systems like Gnome
and KDE are not restricted to running on Linux only.

Linux boxes don't all live in a vacuum.


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