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    SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
    On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

    > According to James Sutherland:
    > > On 13 Aug 2000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
    > >
    > > > In article >Pine.LNX.4.10.10008130952490.11153-100000@dax.joh.cam.ac.uk>,
    > > > James Sutherland <jas88@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
    > > > >No need for a new call: just "ls file:*" to list the EA's attached to
    > > > >"file". opendir() should certainly fail - it's not a directory in any way.
    > > >
    > > > The shell expands wildcards like "*" by using opendir() ...
    > >
    > > Yes - on the DIRECTORY. NOT on an (unrelated, as far as the shell knows)
    > > FILE! That would result in ENOTDIR...
    >
    > You mean that all the attributes are visible when you do a
    > plain "ls" ? Ok..

    Newer versions of ls would probably suppress the attributes by default,
    just as they suppress files beginning with a ".". At the API level,
    though, I suspect we will want attributes visible to readdir() & co -
    otherwise tar etc will break horribly, causing dataloss. Not good.


    James.


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