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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
In article >>,
Alexander Viro <> wrote:
>On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>> i.e. The NTFS method is filename:attribute_name. This means folks just
>> append :attr_name to the filename to tell the underlying FS to open an
>> alernate attribute file.
> If you want to see some seriously scary code - look at the HFS
>handling of that stuff. And no, I would not bet a dime that it's done
>correctly. The main problem is that rename(), unlink(), etc. are too
>fine-grained for such beasts.

Can't you define such files as directories ? "ls" would show
them as plain files, open() would open ("file/data"), you could
chdir() into them and stat() would return S_ISMULTI if the file has
more than one fork so that tar and cp work correctly.


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